[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="410"] Eclectic Family Room by Other Metro Media & Bloggers Adrienne DeRosa[/caption] In today's furniture market, “condo size” (compact) furniture is a common solution for modern small-space living. But I believe you can often achieve the biggest impact, and the most satisfying results, with a less-is-more approach. Rather than choosing smaller furnishings,...
Blue Paisley was chosen for the 2015 Color of the Year by PPG Pittsburgh Paints because of its vibrance and global, bohemian vibe. It’s meant to invoke positivity and possibility — things we tend to crave during chaotic and uncertain times.
Now this is no neutral wisp of a color. It’s an intense blue that is best used in small doses, to call attention to certain interesting areas or features of your home.
If you love colorful interiors but are nervous about taking the leap in your own home, try limiting the bold color to just one wall. In a bedroom I like making the headboard wall the accent wall. It anchors the bed in the room, and the bed and headboard (and any artwork hanging over the headboard) help break up the block of color a bit, lessening the intensity.
If your bedroom has a low ceiling and doesn’t get much natural light, keep the ceiling and remaining walls light and fairly neutral. This will prevent the color from feeling too heavy and the decor overdone.
You’ve heard it a hundred times before, but it bears repeating once more: Create a focal point in your living room and then design and decorate around it, in support of it. If you have too many focal points in a space, then they all compete with one another, nothing stands out, and the room can all too easily devolve into a cluttered mess.
An attractive fireplace always makes a great feature in a room, and you can really focus attention on it by painting the surrounding wall in a notice-me color. Blue is a good choice here because blue and orange (the colors of firelight) are complementary colors, meaning opposite each other on the color wheel. When used together they offer maximum contrast: Blues look more intensely blue, and oranges look more orange. A bold blue such as this one will really make your orange-toned wood floors or other wood-clad features stand out and be noticed.
Really love this shade of blue and feel ready to make a commitment? Select a bold blue tile for the backsplash or shower or tub surround in your bathroom. Blues are a good choice in a bathroom because they evoke the sea and the sky and therefore create a calm, relaxed feeling. Of course, this particular blue is a bit more high energy than a sky blue, but it still has a clean and refreshing vibe that’s perfect for the bath.
These are some easy ways to incorporate the color into your home whether you are bold about it or not!
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