Color adds interest to any room, but bold colors can be overwhelming if they’re used on an entire room. Although coating your family room with floor-to-ceiling lime green paint may send you into sensory overload, using a bold color as an accent can take any room from uninspiring to amazing. Not sure where to add color? Try these spots.
The kitchen island usually matches the cabinets in the rest of the kitchen, but there’s no rule that says you have to use the same cabinet styles. Follow recent kitchen remodeling trends and spice up the space by adding red or blue cabinets to your island. Pair the cabinets with a contrasting countertop for maximum interest. No matter what finishes you use on the bulk of your cabinets, adding color to your island is a simple way to make your kitchen pop.
Dining Room Chairs
It’s easy to boost the excitement level of your dining room by choosing chairs that provide a splash of color. Adding color to the room can mean an investment in a classic Eames Chair from DWR, or a less expensive trip to Conshohocken Ikea for a red Vilmar chair or a yellow Janinge chair. Mix things up by alternating colorful chairs with the more staid versions. If you’re not sure if you’re ready to make a permanent commitment to more colorful chairs, add bold pads to the seats of your chairs instead.
Interior Cabinet Backs
No matter what the style or finish of your cabinets, adding a touch of color on the interior back of cabinets is a simple way to add visual appeal. You might not want to incorporate a bold color if no one ever sees the interiors of your cabinets, but brushing on a coat of bright salmon or brilliant blue paint on the back panels of your glass or open cabinets is an excellent way to make a design statement without spending a lot. Plus, if you get tired of the color, it’s easy to swap it out for a more neutral shade.
Visiting the lighting aisle of your favorite big box store used to be boring. Every fixture was white or black or featured a metallic finish. Today, lighting manufacturers offer fixtures in nearly every color of the rainbow. Choose a red drum shade in the dining room to complement your color scheme, or use bold blue pendant lights over your kitchen island to add a touch of drama to the room.
Pillows and Other Accent Décor
Plopping colorful pillows on a couch or bed is a simple but effective way to give a room a splash of color. Pick a new color when you’ve grown tired of your choice, or choose a different color for every season. Don’t forget about the impact other accent pieces offer. Picture frames, clocks, shelves, vases and other accent pieces are available in a variety of bold colors.
For maximum drama, paint one wall of a room a bold color. Choose the first wall you see when you walk into the room, or use the accent wall to emphasize a feature of the room, such as the bed or a fireplace.
If you don’t want to paint the wall, consider using wallpaper instead. Thanks to innovations in wallpaper printing technology, you’ll find a variety of color and texture choices available in today’s wallpapers.
Artwork adds automatic interest to any room, but choosing a piece with bold colors can make your room unforgettable. Opt for paintings, wall hangings or murals that complement and enhance the room’s color scheme, or try your hand at creating a one-of-a-kind piece.
Whether you’re considering a major home renovation or just want to remodel one room, we can help you create a warm, vibrant, colorful space. Contact us to learn more about our services.