Add Color to Your Interiors

Oftentimes, homeowners want to keep their décor neutral because they fear bold color will make rooms appear too small and dark or that they will tire of the color. Here are some tips to help you get past neutral shades.

Great spaces to present bolder colors are the powder room, the dining room and the foyer. You don’t spend a lot of time in these rooms, so you are less likely to tire of vibrant hues.

Use color to give dramatic flair to a powder room and to present guests with an unexpected surprise. Because it’s a small space, you'll spend less in time and money.

Dining rooms also are a great place to dip your toes into bold colors. Choose an accent color from the rug, upholstery or adjoining room and use it on the walls. If you have a tray ceiling, use color there too.

Foyers create the important first impression and set the tone for a home. You can create a welcoming atmosphere and energize the space with a lively burst of color. If the rest of the house is neutral, repeat the foyer color in rugs, pillows and accessories in other rooms. This supports flow from one room to the next.

In a neutral room, the sky is the limit when it comes to accessorizing with color. The key is to make sure the accent color is sprinkled around the room at least three times. The accent color could be in pillows, a throw, artwork, vases, etc. Keep in mind that when grouping accessories, group in numbers. Group tall, medium and small objects to vary the height and create a triangular pattern.


Kim Smart
Smart Interiors



Categories: Home Design