So, you love to wear that blue sweater and it really makes your eyes sparkle. You always get lots of compliments and basically deep blue is your favorite color. How do you incorporate that into your decorating scheme? Bold accent colors are not for the faint of heart! For those of you that love color, here are some great ways to use them in your home!
As with anything, it is all about balance. When you use a bold color on an accent wall, make sure it is the focal point of the room and that the rest of the pieces complement the intensity. For instance, this blue wall is deep and rich. The collection of white furniture gives it the bold contrast and, in conjunction with the chocolate accents, the weight needed to counteract the depth of color. The result is perfect balance.
The same is true for the red accent in the photo below. The black and white color palette, along with the beautiful pattern of the rug, visually moves your eye around the room and ìlandsî on the deep red headboard.
Below, is an example of 2 accent colors. The deep khaki, almost chocolate, color is basically a neutral since it encompasses the entire space. The soft French blue door, along with the punch of pink on the settee jolt life into the space and instantly make it a more interesting place to arrive.
This kitchen is anything but subdued! How fun and bright is this blue island and matching floor? In the case of this ìaccentî color, it is used so much that it is almost considered a ìneutralî. Notice, how they still balanced it with lots of white, natural light and high ceilings. Beautifully done, it is definitely eye-catching!