Color lovers, rejoice! Even if you don’t necessarily want a rainbow home, there are subtle and chic ways to integrate color blocking into your space. Painting with accent walls is certainly one way, but if you want a low-committal approach to this trend, here are a few easy ways to do it.
The Science of Color Blocking
You can be inspired by fashion, nature, and art when it comes to pairing colors but turns out there’s a science to it, if you’re unsure where to start. Take a look at a standard color wheel. Complementary or opposite colors are directly across from each other on the wheel, which is why they enhance and pair well. You can also do varying shades (tonal pairings) of colors right next to each other — yes, there’s a reason why purple and red always look so good together.
Use Color Blocked Furniture & Decor
When in doubt, start with pieces that take the guesswork out of color blocking. Multi-colored furniture, pillows, wall art, rugs, and more do it for you already!
Dare to Pair Colors
Feeling comfortable with the color wheel? Now it’s time to pair complementary or tonal shades with different furniture and decor. An accent wall in the background is always a nice way to ground a color blocked look but a colored sofa, chair, table, or rug will do the trick just as well. This living room look is a great example of tonal pairing. The light green sofa is complemented by the darker green pouf.
If you’re ready to be bold, try a look similar to this jewel-toned bedroom. The purple, red, and teal together is stunning and statement-making. The key to making a look like this not too over-the-top is by keeping the rest of the pieces in the room very simple with muted colors.
Now you can refresh any room with colors, bold and simple. Just remember that contrast is key and to always have fun with furniture and decor.