Mixing bold colours is a delicate art in the world of interior design. You can’t splash your walls with some neon green and deep purple and call it a day, there has to be some kind of intent behind each design decision.
A lot of people think adding bold colours automatically translates into a messy look with no real rhyme or reason. While that can be true if you’re not careful, picking bold colours to accent your home can be done tastefully and gracefully.
In order to successfully blend bold colours into your home, there are some simple guidelines you should follow. We’re here to help break things down so you can embrace bold colours with ease.
Think Smaller, Not Bigger
A big problem people run into when implementing bold colours into their home is an inexplicable desire to go big.
You wouldn’t replace your entire kitchen if your fridge didn’t work. You wouldn’t strip down your bathroom because the sink wasn’t running. It’s the same idea when it comes to bringing in bold colours — you can do it in pieces.
You don’t have to go and buy 15 buckets of paint and start going crazy on your walls. Implementing bold colours can be as simple as going to a few furniture stores and furniture liquidators for smaller accent pieces.
A good place to start is having strong anchor pieces in your space. This can come in the form of neutrally-toned sofas or rugs that allow you to get creative with those smaller accent pieces. Head to a few furniture stores and liquidators for a colourful throw pillow or a vase that pops.
Once you have some smaller accent pieces dipped in bold colours, make sure you’re fully comfortable with your choices before committing to something bigger.
Bold colours come in many forms. You need to be ready to spend some quality time at different stores for maximum impact.
In order to get the most out of your bold colours, they need to come from different places. Getting all your pieces from one store will give your space a generic look, even if the colours are loud.
The real point of adding bold colours is to have something that compliments your home, not overpowers it. If you’re picking things within one specific colour range and adding it to an all-white space, it’s bound to look tacky. Get creative. Shop around at local furniture stores and furniture liquidators to open up your options with a variety of colour tones.
Use Your Imagination
One of the best things about adding bold colours to your home is that it allows you to tap into your creative juices. It’s supposed to be an enjoyable process where you mix and match colours that you wouldn’t normally see in unison.
Have a good time and embrace your wild side. If you have something in mind colour-wise, visualize it. Don’t feel like you have to follow strict guidelines to achieve an optimal bold colour combination. Take some time to figure out what you like and what you think would look good in your space.
What’s the point if you can’t have a little fun?
If you’re still having trouble getting bold colour inspiration, head down to one of our three great Vancouver Island showrooms to get some ideas in person or visit our site. We carry a number of bold statement pieces from brands like Ashley Furniture. We won’t be undersold!