Since the pandemic has forced us all to be stuck in our homes a lot more, bringing color in your home may just be the thing to lift your mood each day. Adding in color doesn’t mean you need to go paint all of your walls or drastically change your home. There are many ways to bring in color that can be easily changed if you ever decide to change your mind!
Don’t get us wrong, we love a neutral palette as it can really give a bright, open, and dreamy feel to a space. But even in a design with a toned-down palette, color can still be incorporated to add more visual interest and contrast while also keeping that overall muted look. This doesn’t mean that you have to toss in pop of hot pink or bright yellow and go over the top. Colors like olive green, sage, indigo, aegean blue, blush, and rust are all gorgeous options that add a little extra life into your space and blend beautifully with a neutral palette.
My favorite (and one of the easiest!) way to bring in some color is through textiles. Incorporating touches of color through throw pillows, blankets, and window treatments can make such a big difference. I love using throw pillows to bring in several touches of color that blend together, giving you a few color options to work with. They can also be very easily changed if you ever want a new color scheme for the room! Blankets can also be used as pops of color; consider draping them over a sofa or chair, and at the end of your bed. Not only can they bring in color but they give the room a cozier feel.
Instead of paint, using a temporary, peel-and-stick wallpaper is a fun alternative. Wallpaper makes a statement in any room! Whether you would like color or neutrals, wallpaper is available in many patterns and textures. Wallpaper allows you to bring in your own unique style to light up your home. And remember, it’s not forever so you can swap it out if you’d like.
We used a floral wallpaper in our Camelot New Build project that brought in some subtle hints of green, blush, and magenta to add color against the neutral furnishings.
If you want to add in subtle color without making a drastic change, then consider adding in a colorful rug. With a colorful rug, you can then fill the room with vases, coffee table books, textiles, or lamps that match or accentuate the colors in the rug.
Artwork is a great place to find color inspiration and can help you determine which shades to incorporate in your space. Whether it be an abstract print, photography, landscape painting – whatever your taste is, a piece of art can set the tone for the entire room. Does the painting have touches of green and blue in it? Then match those colors subtly throughout your space on throw pillows or a decorative accessory. Or you can always let the colors in the artwork speak for themself and use it as a statement piece.
Florals + Greenery
Flowers and plants can also be added around your home for pops of color and life. If you don’t have a green thumb, fake plants are always an alternative. I am absolutely obsessed with the way that Whittney Parkinson used rust colored plants in this living room design to add a stunning pop of color and contrast!