Neutral palettes are all the rage right now. They’re easy, and don’t date too quickly. But there’s no reason to be afraid of bright and fun colors in interior design. Not every splash of color has to be a huge commitment, and they don’t always overwhelm a space. Here are some quick ideas for how to add color to your space, for every level of experience and every personality.
A Whole Wall
If you want to go all the way on your pop of color, go for a small or “broken” wall in your space. This might be something like a wall with a door and window on it, or one that is simply an interior partition wall – essentially, a wall with a small amount of actually paintable square footage. Using a small wall like this is a good way to add a pop of color without overwhelming the space.
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If a whole wall feels like too much, consider this trend: painting a door a fun, bright color. It’s all over Pinterest and HGTV, and for a good reason. Painting your front door a burnt orange in contrast with a blue or grey exterior could give your home the eclectic yet homey vibe you’ve always dreamed of. Or consider painting some of your interior doors a royal blue, which could break up the monotony that sometimes comes with long, white walls.
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Another trend you’ve probably seen is adding color in your tile backsplash. A backsplash is one of the easiest places in a kitchen to add personality, especially if you don’t want to shell out for an entire remodel. Like the painting of the smaller walls, a backsplash typically takes up minimal square footage – but there are a million options. You can do anything from a dark green subway tile to an intricately shaped bright turquoise pattern.
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Our lead designer at Powell Construction, Christine, is always suggesting clients add pops of color in the knobs and pulls on their kitchen cabinetry. Something like small green glass knobs on white cabinets can really brighten up a space without feeling overwhelming. Another big plus to this is that it’s great if you are still a little unsure about the color you are adding – knobs and pulls can be easily removed and replaced by the homeowner.
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If you’re looking for something that adds a small pop of color, and is on trend without worrying about dating too quickly, consider adding color in an unexpected place. A big trend right now is adding color to the ceiling of a room. This works best if you have tall ceilings, and don’t use too dark a color. A surprising place to have color that still fulfills your desire for a splash of fun could be on the inside of a cabinet, or around a window frame. Colors are so up to your own personal style – so don’t be afraid to put them somewhere kind of out there!
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If all that feels like too much….try furniture
Some people don’t want to commit to adding color in their walls or fixtures, or just don’t have a good place to do it. That’s okay too! One of the easiest places to add color is with your furniture. It could be something as prominent as a couch, or something as easy as a small side table or shelf.
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No matter what you choose to do, remember that adding color is fun! It’s such an easy way to showcase your personality in the place where you live.