Be Bold: Don't be Afraid of Color in Design
Updated: Jan 26
A trend that I’ve noticed recently in design is lots of mixed beige and whites. I love a good neutral as much as the next person but that doesn’t mean we should be afraid of color in design. With that being said, there is a fine line between a fun pop of color and a room that looks like it’s been blasted in rainbow. Balancing color is quite literally, a science. In design school, almost every single course I took incorporated design color theory and the importance of the color wheel. A quick refresh on the color wheel can be summarized in color schemes:
Monochromatic - one color
Analogous colors - colors that are next to each other on the color wheel
Complementary colors - colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel
Color triads - three colors that are found on the color wheel that are equally spaced apart from each other
Split complementary - color schemes made up of a color and its complements closest analogous colors
Once you have a basic understanding of the color wheel, adding color to your design becomes less intimidating. The Kits sofa from Article.com in cascadia blue is the perfect color for those of you who may feel color shy. This velvet sofa features cubic brass legs that pair well with other pieces such as brass floor lamps. If you are deciding to add some more pops of color to your space start small with a colorful throw pillow or an accent rug. If you’re feeling bold go for a sofa that has color in it but still feels sleek and sophisticated.
Now let’s go design!