Design Tips: Bright Bold Colors
Even just a flash of bold color can make all the difference in a room. No matter what space you happen to be working on, bright bold hues can help you transform the room and bring it to life. When choosing your color palette, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. Different tones create a different feel, so choose your colors wisely.
For a playful look in any room of your home, stick with bright, sunny shades like hot pink, red, yellow and orange. These tones create a fun, youthful look that always brings your mood up.
For a more sophisticated style, stick with a flash of color in one bold hue, with rich, luxurious colors in the rest of the room. From chocolate brown and black to burgundy and rose pink, these colors create a sense of regality and work well with most other hues. Keep fabric types in mind too for the most sophisticated look, sticking with velvets and silks for the most elegant feel.
Bright bold colors work great when you incorporate pattern. Whether in a fun checkered print or a more elegant Damask design, there’s nothing as cozy as a touch of plaid or as luxurious as the look of Damask in any room. Patterns demand attention, so just be sure you use them appropriately and not overdo it, to prevent the space from looking too busy or cluttered.
To create more of a balance, use bright hues in coordination with soft neutrals. These hues work well together, balancing the other out and creating a lovely, interesting color palette in any room. Even if you decide to go all out and paint the walls in a room in a bright, bold shade, keep one wall in a neutral shade like tan or beige, to keep the color from becoming too dramatic.