Guide to Using Bold Colors in Your Interior Design
Bold colors are a part of interior designs these days, and it seems they are not going anywhere soon. However, working with these shades can be complicated while designing interiors. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed, simply follow these tips and guidelines for working with strong hues in your interior designs. After reading through these tips, you will be able to use these trendy shades easily in your home.
One of the essential factors to consider while designing a room is the proportion and scale of the space. These factors are even more important when you choose to use bold shades. This is because when you use too much of one eye-catching color, it losses its trendy style appearance and becomes overwhelming.
However, you can avoid overusing a bold color by following this simple principle. When working with a small space, choose an accent color instead of covering the room with one single shade. Follow the same principle when working with a large space where you need to cover a wide area on the wall. But a medium-sized room can handle a single bold color. So, go ahead and cover all the four walls with your preferred bold.
Bring in accent colors
The beauty of bold colors becomes more apparent when it plays off with another color. For instance, a design scheme that uses saturated hues will not be perfect until it is combined with one or two harmonizing hues from the color wheel. This approach helps avoid the overwhelming tendency when a single bold color is used. The accent colors help create a visual demarcation in the room while still retaining the visual appeal.
Do not forget the 60:30:10 rule when choosing your colors. This rule implies that you chose a single color as the dominant shade, and code 60% of the room with it. This color is usually the most neutral of your color combinations. After that, you choose the secondary color, which is slightly bolder and covers about 30% of the room with it. Lastly, the accent color, which is the most brilliant shade, should be used for on the remaining 10% space.
Neutrals are also important
Neutrals are powerful elements in your color arsenal when working with bold shades. Neutrals are important because the space it covers gives the eyes a break from the bold hues, allowing you to creatively design the remaining space as you desire.
Always find a way to include neutral colors while planning your design, it works best as a secondary color in most indoor locations. Do you think that neutral shades are boring? They are not because you have lots of options to choose besides brown, gray, white, and black. For instance, metal finishes have the same effect as the true neutrals and also adds a layer of visual appeal to your space.
A typical example is found in the picture above, where gold plays a vital role in the design. Gold is on the table, the sides, on the lamp and accessories. Although it is not the prominent color, our eyes still rest on it for respite from the resplendent couch. You can add a similar theme to your design.
Patterns are powerful tools when it comes to unifying an interior design. The approach is to use a pattern that features all the shades in a simple application. When you are not sure about the bold colors that work together, choosing a unifying pattern is an excellent way to start planning your design.
The next thing to consider is the place to use the pattern. Textiles is an excellent option for patterns, you can also consider using patterned rugs, blankets, and throw pillows. Patterned furniture is another affordable option that will strike an impression. Consider using a patterned accent chair or sofa as the focal point of the living space.
Don’t hesitate to use bold colors in your design if you love them. If any of the tips above inspire you to redesign you’re your space, let us know by leaving a comment below.