If you look at my home, you know I love a soothing color palette saturated in blues, greys and soft whites. There’s something about blues that really calm me and give me a sense of peace. When finding what makes you happy in your home, it’s important to stick to what feels good to you, whether it’s neutrals or bold colors. Keep reading to learn about my four rules to decorating with bold colors.
1. Start with a Color Palette
Every design project for me starts with a color palette. Since there is so much psychology behind colors and what we’re attracted to, it’s important to find a color palette that speaks to the goal of your space. I love to use Design Seeds and Pinterest to scope out the perfect scheme. You can follow my Pinterest Color Scheme Board here for inspiration.
Before you start, be sure to think about how you’d like the room to function and how you’d like it to feel. You can learn more about color psychology over at HGTV.
2. Try a Fun Color on the Walls
There’s no doubt that paint can quickly and easily transform a room. You can use paint or wallpaper to create an accent wall, use wallpaper to add color and pattern, paint the entire room including the ceiling and trim in one color for a monochromatic look, etc. The possibilities are endless when it comes to paint and wallpaper.
BOLD WALL COLOR IDEAS
3. Create a Focal Point
Whether you want to bring attention to the walls or furniture, it’s best to create a focal point then accentuate with complimenting colors. The focal point is the first place your eye is drawn to when entering the room and is the place you want to highlight. The key to creating a focal point using bold colors is to design a space where your eye continually moves around the room. Can you spot the focal point in this room?
Using accent pieces, rugs, and accessories is also a great way to bring in color and create a focal point.
4. Balance with Neutrals
When going for bold style, don’t be afraid to add in neutrals. Don’t worry, it won’t dilute your eye-catching style. In fact, it will help ground your bold color palette. If going with a bold colored piece of furniture, bring in neutrals around this piece. Wood textures, greenery, leather and metals can also be considered neutrals that will help soften bold colors.
Can you see yourself decorating with bold fun colors? Let me know down in the comments if you’d give it a try! And you can check how I used bold colors in my own home to transform Jaden’s room here.
HOW TO DESIGN A ROOM WITH BOLD COLORS
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Until next time,