Color In Every Room – How to Add Surprising Pops of Color

Beige and gray can be nice, but everything needs some nice pops of color to brighten things up and set the mood in a room. You don’t have to be very adventurous to find unique ways to bring more color in to cheer things up!

Color is expressive. It has personality and even has power to change your mood if it is one tone versus another. Color can enliven a space or cause it to be more relaxed or serious. Color really is number one when it comes to home décor and design.

To help you think creatively when it comes to bringing color to your space, here are some out-of-the-box ways to add color in every room:

  • Photo from an Interior Design project we completed in a Medina home.

    Photo from an Interior Design project we completed in a Medina home.

    Windows: Whoever said you had to stick with neutrals or toned-down patterns for your drapes, curtains and blinds? Put up some billowing, bright, apple-red window panels in the dining room to dress up the space. Or install citron yellow folding shades for a cheerful window-top pop.

  • Furniture: Sure, neutrals might be ‘safer’ and more versatile for design changes, but they are nowhere near as much fun as a vivid lime upholstered dining chair! If committing yourself to bright color for long-term pieces is hard, why not go for the removable kind of seat cushion instead? Side tables, headboards, ottomans and other secondary furniture pieces are also lovely places to incorporate vibrant shades.
  • Accents: Pillows are one of the easiest ways to add color to a space without breaking the bank, but there are more accents and décor pieces out there to use for color pops! Think trays, vases, knick-knacks – even lampshades! Colorful accessories on a neutral palette allow for a lot of flexibility in your space.
  • Tabletop: Apple green glasses for everyone! Think a little bit differently when it comes to your tabletop settings and centerpieces. Get colorful with your serving ware, incorporate some vivid items in the centerpiece, or go bold with the table linens. The table is supposed to be a gathering place – encourage a cheerful mood!
  • Storage: You don’t have to stay with the eggshell white closet doors and plain fixtures – wallpaper the inside of your closet with something vivacious and exciting! Better yet, cover the whole door in a vivid hue or upholster it and add some texture with nail head trimmings.

We wish you the best as you bring some color to your spaces! Be sure to stop by our store near the University Village in Seattle for some fabulously colorful pieces, and we’d be happy to offer some tips and suggestions.

Currey and Company Hedy Chandelier

GR Lifestyles Lana Chandelier by Currey and Co

GR Lifestyles Lana Chandelier by Currey and Co

I absolutely adore this chandelier.  It is the Hedy by Currey and Co. and although it’s been around a while, it is one of my favorites.  What do you think?  It brings a smile to my face every morning when I walk into work.  Happy Wednesday!