Different Ways To Use Color

June 12, 2013

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Today I have for you three completely different bedrooms, each of which I love for different reasons and each of which uses color very well. This first bedroom’s approach is “more is more”. It uses a lovely dark gray backdrop and layers in every color of the rainbow. Normally I like more restrained color palettes. In this case it works because the “rainbow” is restricted to smaller accent pieces. The bright colors are also tempered with the sobering gray and the beautifully moody fabric art.

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You’ve possibly heard the term “monochromatic” before. Monochromatic doesn’t simply mean one color, it means different shades and tones of one color. Monochromatic color schemes get kind of a bad rap. The term is often used in a negative way, and if you go monochrome with beige, then yeah it can be pretty bad. But please believe me, monochrome can be absolutely stunning, as this room so wonderfully demonstrates. Monochromatic schemes are very restful to the eye. They provide a sense of harmony. In the case of this feminine pink room, monochrome is anything but boring; it’s friggin lovely.

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Color does not have to be everywhere and it certainly doesn’t have to be on the walls for a room to feel colorful and dynamic. Keep this in mind when furnishing your home. It is so much easier to start with a neutral wall and neutral furniture and add it color with smaller pieces like pillows, blankets, flowers, and art. Of course the occasional colorful statement piece like this room’s armchair can be very fun too. 🙂

one | The Woodsfolk, photo by Brooke Holm for The Design Files
two | Angie Hranowski for Lonny via Savvy Home
three | photo by Ross Honeysett via desire to inspire

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  • Reply Toni July 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Reblogged this on lovely + standard.

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