It’s about time we get a little more color into our homes. After such a long run with neutrals ruling the roost, aren’t we all just a bit color-starved? This spring, why not sprinkle some rich, bold touches of color throughout the house, color that inspires you and makes you smile. Not timid pastels, mind you these are also on trend for the spring season—but right now we are talking about bold tones that are deeply saturated in color.
Each year interior designers look to the major paint companies as they launch the color of the year, as these will set the tone for décor trends. Pantone’s color of the year is Ultra Violet, a regal shade of purple; Sherwin William’s color of the year is Oceanside, a gorgeous teal tone; and Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is Caliente, a lush
Just a splash of rich color can spark new life in each room of the house, without breaking the bank. With many homes having a neutral canvas regarding flooring and furniture, strategically adding a bold hue can be easily accomplished. Here are some ideas to consider when contemplating some easy décor updates that don’t depend on major renovation to make a big statement.
Breathe New Life into Your Living Room
Stand at the edge of your living room and assess its current impact or lack thereof. In many cases, your eyes will sweep from left to right sighting no visual interest to behold. Change that by choosing a bold jewel tone paint and create an accent wall that breaks up the sea of beige and brown. Add a patterned area rug that incorporates the same color in its design motif, and complete the makeover with a few throw pillows and pillar candles in that same shade. Voila! Just like that, your living room takes on a whole new exciting vibe.
Add Vibrant Color to the Bedroom
Why not jazz up the bedroom with some fresh window treatments, such as lush emerald green draperies? Carry the theme through to the bedding with a duvet that has the same emerald green in the print. Add some emerald green towels and silk flowers in the master bath for a cohesive color flow.
Spice up Your Kitchen
Changing out a backsplash is a fairly inexpensive way to make a drab kitchen spring to life. Select some beautiful mosaic glass tiles that include a deep red or teal in the pattern. Add a throw rug in the exact same shade, and some fun new pendant lighting over the bar to match. Just enough punch to add spice to the kitchen without color overload.
Welcoming Color to Your Entryway
Why not make a great first impression by sprucing up your entryway? Add a bold patterned accent rug with rich jewel tones. Coordinate some new artwork to play off the same colors, and add a jewel-toned table runner to a side table to tie it all together. Your entry will then say, “Welcome to our vibrant home” instead of “Welcome to our cookie cutter beige house.”
Your Outdoor Space Deserves Some Color
We all probably know that adding bold bright flowers to your garden will add a wonderful pop of color to your outdoor space, but what do you do if you lack that green thumb? Or what if you simply don’t have the space to plant flowers? You can stay on trend by adding vibrant outdoor cushions and pillows to your patio furniture. You can also add a really neat outdoor rug in a nice teal or purple color to make your space really pop.
Stretching the boundaries of our imaginations to allow bold, rich color back into our living spaces will create a fresh, modern décor vibe and breathe new life into our homes.