Add Drama With Bold Colors


Do you love color but shy away from decorating your home with dramatic, bold colors? You may be able to perfectly pair your stylish flare for dramatic colors and tasteful home design! John Elliott Interiors is a provider of unique furniture, art and accessories as well as interior design services. In today's blog, learn how to infuse your home with vibrant colors, whether through small details or painting entire walls. When playing with daring hues, you should consider a few tips.

1. The science of color
A particular color can create many different looks or tones. For example, some colors are very soft (think pastels, colors that are mixed with white to get a light, soft color). Some colors are dark, rich jewel tones and others are bright like primary colors. When you're ready to add bold color to your home, consider choosing a singular look for your entire house. You can still incorporate unique colors throughout the house, but to keep a flow, or "look" flowing in your home, you may want to stick with colors of the same category. If light pastels are what inspire you, use pastel flavors throughout. If the richness of jewel tones pulls you, stick with the greens, blues and reds categorized as such.

2. A Little Goes a Long Way
For those not quite as adventurous with bold color, you don't have to paint an entire room. Bring in a few boldly colored accessories, fabrics or a rug. It's often an easier way to incorporate bold color without going over the top or without making a costly mistake. If you find by doing this, it's not the look you were hoping to achieve, you'll know you're ready to make a more dramatic step. Try adding a dash of drama by using a bold color in a small room first. Powder rooms can be a great place to experiment with a bold color on the wall. 

3. The 60-30-10 Rule
Decorating a space in terms of color can be as easy as 60-30-10! You may notice that great looking rooms have something in common. This can be a good guideline as to where you choose to add drama and at what depth. When working with color, as translated to a room setting, this can mean:

60% of the room's color is the walls.
30% of the room's color is the upholstery.
10% of the room's color is, say, an accent piece or a floral arrangement.

4. Trending Colors in 2017
You can add drama to your space with some of the years hottest colors. Look for these shades to make waves!

Dusky Blue
Sunshine Yellow

Light Blue-Green
Earthy Green
Taupe Beige

Powdery Blue
Pastel Pink
Dusted Yellow

Color preferences vary as much as personalities, some love bright confident hues, while others prefer a softer palette. The designers at John Elliott Interiors are happy to discuss your color preferences and help you create a flow throughout your home. Color is a great way to add drama and attitude to your space. Your home is your sanctuary, and we want you to LOVE it - visit our showroom and begin your home's dramatic transformation!

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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