Monochromatic decor can definitely make your space feel clean and organized but it can also begin to feel bland after a while. If you’re feeling like you need to reinject some liveliness into your home or workspace, adding a pop of color is one of the top recommendations from interior designers. But what color do should you choose?
Many decorators tout the benefits of using yellow such as making a room more welcoming and inspiring joy. Understandably, something bright isn’t always going to be the right choice for everyone. Look into color psychology when picking an accent color so you can achieve a tone that is right for your space.
Whatever color you choose, there are several ways you can go about introducing some color into any room:
A vase of flowers on your dining room table or desk can instantly create a vibrant, fresh feel. The great thing about flower arrangements is that you can always experiment with different colors because you’ll need to replace the bouquet about every two weeks. Think orange for fall and pink or yellow for your spring decor.
Set up a recurring order for deliveries so you always have a fresh bouquet ready. If that sounds like a lot of upkeep, consider a high-quality fake flower arrangement or plant.
Choose an Accent Piece
An accent piece is a bold piece of decor or furniture that is the focal point of your interior design. This could be big or small depending on your budget and personal preference. On a smaller scale, a lamp or colorful frames on a gallery wall should do the trick. Another popular option is finding a few throw pillows to dress up your couch.
To make a bigger impression, consider livening up your dining room with colorful chairs around the table. You could also forgo the throw pillows and make your couch the focal point. Use a measure of caution when choosing a sofa because this can go from fashionable to tacky if it’s not done right. If you really want to go all out, you can paint an accent wall which is a stylish way to break up big rooms.
If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, consider choosing a lively shade for your appliances to add a pop of color. This trend has gained popularity over the last few years so a wide variety of colors are fairly easy to come by for teapots, toasters, mixers, and more. You can even find refrigerators in nearly every shade from millennial pink to bold red and everything in between.
Appliances can be pricey so if that’s not in your budget but you still want to make your kitchen more visually stimulating, try bright towels, storage jars you can display on the counter, or utensils if you have them out where they can be seen.
Add Some Art
Can’t just settle on one hue? Wall art is a way to add several colors in a controlled way that is specifically designed to look good. Make a bold statement with a large piece over the couch or on the most visible wall of your office. For a more casual effect, invest in a few smaller pieces that can be clustered together or spread out on several surfaces.
If you’re going to add multiple paintings or prints to your home, just make sure they work together. Too many contrasting shades or patterns can make your space feel cluttered, which is the opposite of what you’re trying to do here.
Test Colors with Holiday Decor
Not quite ready to make a commitment? That’s okay because holiday decor is a less permanent alternative. If you have a certain hue on your mind, test out how it looks in your home by making it part of your color scheme when trimming the tree. If you find yourself staring in awe of your tree and reluctant to take it down, it’s probably a good sign that you’re ready to implement it year-round, but if you’re distracted by it or it feels gaudy, it’s probably not the right move for you.
You’d be surprised how much a simple change can make. These tips will allow you to achieve the perfect pop of color without going overboard.