How to create rooms with pops of color can be drawn from other rooms with pops of color. I selected these 21 rooms to illustrate just that. Now, admittedly, these are large, glamorous rooms--not small living spaces. That really doesn't matter. The same principles would be applied but on smaller scale.
When the background color palate is white or neutral
Method #1: Embrace a white palatte, then pop color into the room using accessories or furniture pieces such as pillows or a sofa. Note how in the images above and below, the hot pink acts like a neon light set against the white walls.
Even this green velvet sofa stands out, masterfully balancing the simple but dramatic art work.
Method #2: Add a pop of color on the interior of a bookcase or open cabinet. Even an Ikea piece of furniture can be hacked by adding a pop of color to the back of an open bookcase. No, I don't think the bookcase below is from Ikea. But that's what came to mind with the thought of a tight budget in small space living.
Method #3: Look to window treatment, even window frames, to add that pop of color in a light netural palate.
Method #4: Add dramatic art, bold and bright to capture that pop of color in a room.
Method #5: Paint a furniture piece, especially a piece of furniture that has an interesting shape, design or is a period piece.
Method #6: Create a bold palate of colors, making a group of furniture pieces, accessories and art that pop with colors.
Method #7: If a neutral background with a pop of color is not you, paint the walls and contrast it with your favorite color pop.
Method #8: Dark walls equally present a bold background in which a pop of color in the room is punctuated.
I honestly believe just because a living space is small, there is no reason it can't be stylish, exciting and beautifully comforting. That's why I also look to larger rooms for inspiration on how to achieve a desired decor and mood. Decor elements in these rooms can always be scaled down. And that's just another way on how to create rooms with colors that pop by adopting some of these methods:
- Paint the walls a solid color, the background, in white, some other neutral color, even a dark color
- Use accessories or furniture pieces such as an upholstered sofa or chair, painted chest or table, pillows and throw blankets
- Bring in bold dramatic art
- If you hunger for color, don't be afraid to splashes and splashes of bold colors (against a solid background
In short, go forth and be bold!
For more inspirations, follow my Pinterest board on Living Room - Small Spaces