Design Post is a series that simplifies the complexity of interior design. Because we all want to live in places that feed the soul.
When besides February would be better to inject color into our lives? The minimal palette of winter has many of us longing for other shades in the spectrum. While it wouldn't be too far a stretch to go crazy with color right about now, painting all the walls, ceilings, and trim, what if we took the idea of color and added just a touch of it into a room? Like a solo, a single color is pure, riveting, and powerful. Somehow, this small amount can has the force to change the feel of the entire room (and our mood along with it).
And, because they say a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some images to illustrate what happens when small doses of color are introduced to monochromatic rooms. (All photos are credited and linked to their original sources.)
Simple ways to bring in color:
+ Flowers (fresh-cut or potted)
+ A throw blanket
+ Throw pillows
+ Area rugs
+ An upholstered ottoman or bench
+ A single piece of painted furniture
+ Kitchen or bath towels
+ A bowl of fruit
What about you? Do you crave color this time of year? How do you incorporate it into your world?
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