As we get back from fall High Point Market, I am more anxious than usual to unveil the latest in home trends. It seems that 2018 has a lot in store for homeowners. I want to take you along on my “High Point” journey so that you can see “a day in my life” at market. Along on the trip, was what I consider my “design family” from Alaska. We met Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer/Clifton Interiors at an Interior Design Society conference several years back and we have been tackling markets together ever since.
The phrase “pop of color” is one of the most-used phrases in the design world. However, it is still such a fun and easy way to liven up a room. A neutral palette is the perfect way to begin your space. This way you can add a pop of color with art, pillows, accessories, maybe even a rug, and you are not tied to colorful furniture when you decide to go a for a different look. A neutral base is always a classic and timeless look, but what a wow factor a pop of color can bring! Look at how a colorful piece of art can be a great addition to a neutral room, and just by changing the art and a few accessories you can have a completely new look.
Recently we redid a client’s living room based off of one piece of art. We started with neutral sofas and chairs and creamy white walls. Then we pulled pops of color out of the art, and it made for a fabulous new look.
Above you can see the wonderful original art by local artist Heike Talbert, which was the color inspiration for the rest of the room.
Maybe you already have art? Maybe you don’t want to have to buy new art every time you want to change your color? Adding colorful pillows to a neutral room is another great way to achieve an awesome look without a lot of expense. Above and below are some examples of colorful pillows on neutral furniture. Our client wanted a fun update to her living room. She purchased new living room furniture in neutral tones, then we added a touch of pink with pillows and a few accessories and it became such a fun space.
Here’s a tip, if you tire quickly of one color, why not get two different color pillows? By doing so you can put out the–let’s say—pink, for spring and summer, then when fall arrives you can bring out your orange, or whatever color it may be. You always have a new look!
What do you think about color with your neutrals? What will be your pop of color?