As a person I am bold and unapologetic. I love the tense and slightly uncomfortable feelings of adrenaline and competition. I’ve always preferred oomph over subtlety. And my professional design life is no different. I find myself drawn to bold artwork, saturated intense colors in fabric and drama created by mixing things that feel collected and loved – impulse buys. These things make a statement. They are sure of their place in the room where they live, and you KNOW it when you step through the door. If I had my way, each interior I touched would have color, a LOT of it. Piled in, mixed up and I wouldn’t feel bad about it. Color is a basic building block and I say we all ought to add a little more of it in our worlds!
Consider these ideas the next time you need to re-create or update your own space:
A: Color as your background or “neutral”. Use a bold color to fill the room where you’d normally paint it beige or white, it will serve the exact same function but with some zhuzh! Continue decorating as you normally would.
B: Color in the furniture. Maybe fuchsia walls aren’t your jam, that’s ok. How about adding color to an all-white room via furniture? Furniture and art have so much personality and you can get a lot of style points for a dramatic sofa or piece of art.