Design Tips: Working With Bold Colors

Even a small dash of color can completely change the décor in a room and make all the difference. Each space and each room could benefit from bold colors and these shades can be used in a variety of different and interesting ways. But working with strong colors is not usually easy.

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It’s important to know how to combine the colors and how to mix and match them with different prints, patterns and textures. It’s usually recommended to opt for a balance combination of warm and cool colors. So, for example, if a dark shade of turquoise is your primary color, perhaps you can also add some red, yellow or brown to the mix.

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When working with a really strong color such as red, you should keep the rest of the palette simple and neutral. Add a bit of grey to the décor as well to tone down the red elements and use your primary color in a variety of ways.

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A particularly fresh and balanced approach is to use colors that are somehow related such as blue, turquoise and aqua and combine them with shades such as lime, ocher or even bright pink. Use a crisp white backdrop for all these elements for a fresh and modern look.{found on brianotuama}.

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An option is to only use small hints of color in a neutral, white décor. For example, a bedroom could feature plain white walls and light wooden furniture in combination with brightly-colored accent pillows on the bed and small, colorful sconces.

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When using a lot of different colors, all of which are bright and vibrant, you need to be careful not to create an overwhelming look. It’s best to pick three or even four colors and use them harmoniously throughout.

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Magenta or pink are both difficult shades. They need to be used in moderation. But if you want the walls in a room to be painted such a vivid shade then the décor needs to coordinate with the mood it creates. Try to tone down the wall color with darker shades or neutrals.

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Another way to maintain balance is to employ a variety of different colors only one of which is vibrant and stands out by comparison. For example, yellow is the dominant shade here and it’s used in combination with soft pinks, greens and blues.

Yellow is a cheerful and bright color and it’s usually preferred for spaces such as the kitchen or the living room. It could also work in other rooms, although the bedrooms is not a very popular choice. Still, this doesn’t mean you can’t have a yellow bedroom that looks good. The trick is to keep things simple.

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Two colors can be equally important in a room’s décor. This living room is decorated with shades of light pink and various tones of brown, including some beige accents. The rest of the accent colors complement these two.

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As we mentioned, even a small dash of color can cheer up a room. But it’s not the colors that’s important. The way you use it also matters. A clever idea is to build colorful containers out of Legos and use them in the kitchen.

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In the case of open or outdoor spaces, it’s the fresh colors found in nature that tend to look the most beautiful. Greens, blues and yellows can be beautifully combined and you can even create rainbow effects.

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A pair or bright green armchairs placed in the garden will stand out and blend in at the same time. To emphasize the fresh and vibrant atmosphere you can also paint the visible walls a strong color as well. This dark shade of blue seems to be a really nice choice here.

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