From dark and moody to vibrant and bold, colorful design is gaining
favor among homeowners ditching safe, neutral palettes to create more daring,
Decorating with deeply saturated colors can be intimidating. Explore these ideas
to welcome more bold colors into your home and create inviting spaces for living
Walls of color
Say goodbye to beige and embrace the bold color trend by enhancing walls with
hues that make a statement. The trick is to avoid making colors so loud that the
space loses its stylish appeal. Bold doesn't necessarily mean bright, so look
for muted variations of the shades you prefer. Also remember that when it comes
to design, there is such a thing as too much. If painting all the walls in a
space will close it in or make it feel lost in the dark, try adding color in
more subtle ways, such as an accent wall (or two), or painting the ceiling as
your accent. Another option for implementing vibrant wall color: stick to
smaller rooms, where the bold look is less likely to be overwhelming.
Illuminate color with natural light
When decorating with statement colors, remember that lighting can make a
significant difference in the overall aesthetic. In addition to lighting
fixtures, be sure to incorporate plenty of natural light to bring out the best
in those bold hues.
To bring natural light deeper into the space, consider skylights as an option
with a solution such as Velux No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights, which
can bathe the space in natural light and open to bring in fresh air. Another
smart way to capture natural light is by installing an option like Sun Tunnel
skylights. With their low-profile design, they create a sleek appearance, and
installation is also quick and easy. Learn more at whyskylights.com.
An often overlooked but essential component of design is the furniture. Creating
a colorful, inviting room doesn't stop with the walls and floors; what's in the
room can bring the colors to life. Think of the space and all its contents, not
just the architectural components, as your canvas for creating the space you
envision. If you're hesitant to invest in a pricy couch in a trendy hue, a
compromise might come in the form of a richly colored accent table or chair.
Traditional wood grain cabinetry sometimes gives way to far more creative color
schemes in kitchens and bathrooms. While white is still a popular choice, and
can even be considered bold in the right setting, true color on cabinets is also
gaining traction among homeowners. With the right backsplash, countertops and
flooring, you can safely install cabinets in a uniform color throughout the
kitchen, but another on-trend option is to reserve the color for an island base
or just one wall of cabinets. You could even mix and match colors on the tops
and bottoms. Detail elements like the hardware provide another opportunity for a
bold look. You can enhance the room's design with standout pulls that lend extra
vibrance to the space.
Fabric with flair
Textiles provide nearly unlimited options to balance a bold design. Using
lighter fabrics for elements such as draperies, upholstery, rugs and decorative
pillows can soften the feel of a room with bold tones. Look for subtle patterns
that pull in hints of the deeper hue to bring the look together, or simply
coordinate shades from complementary color families.