When choosing colors for your renovation or new build, neutrals are safe and adaptable, but they can also tend to look sterile and dull without the proper accessories. As you’re scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest these days, you may have noticed that color has started to appear back into the feed. So we have gathered 6 ways we are seeing designers injecting color into their projects.
1. The white couch is no longer a thing.
White couches are clean and crisp, but are terribly impractical for daily living. Most people need a low maintenance couch that is easy to clean and compatible with their busy schedules, pets, and kids. White sofas also add very little visual appeal to a room. Using a colorful couch can take a room from neutral to eye-catching immediately.
2. Bring a colorful runner into the kitchen.
Kitchens are one of the biggest investments in a new build or remodel so it’s understandable that you’d want to keep it simple, minimal, and clean – which is why so many people are choosing white for their cabinets. If you do have a white kitchen, adding a colorful runner is one of the quickest and easiest ways to add warmth, character, and color into one of your most used spaces.
3. Jazz up your cabinetry.
If you want to move away from the white kitchens, earthy tones are always in style. You could choose to change the color of all your cabinets, or just add a splash of color to your island, sideboard, or bar cabinets. Remember to add the perfect complimentary hardware to make that color pop.
4. Create a gallery wall full of color.
A gallery wall is a great way to add bold color, texture, and personality to your home. Showing off an eclectic mix of your favorite paintings, family photos, and souvenirs on a single wall can really liven up your space. For best results, pick a single color to highlight, and include several pieces that incorporate that color to pull the look together.
5. Don’t forget about your mantel!
Use your mantel to display your colorful three-dimensional items: maybe a collection of plants and brightly colored sculptures.
6. Colorful tile can elevate your space.
A colorful tile backsplash is a great way to upgrade the look of any kitchen. Try a solid color, a pattern, or even create focal points with more decorative or exotic tiles.
While we still love those clean white spaces, adding color can bring personality and style to a room and create a memorable and stunning space.
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