USING COLORI find that the request I get most often from my clients is that they want to add color to their interiors but aren't quite sure how to do it. That's where I come in! My favorite thing to do is to add unexpected colors that aren't trendy or "right now." Today I'll give you a few ideas on where to use color within a room.
...Where to add color... ON BOOKS: Bookshelves and colorful coffee table books can make a huge difference and are easy to find. Just look at the subtle difference the books above have on the table's color scheme!
...ON PILLOWS: For another pop of color, we added a huge bolster to the adjacent room's king sized bed in the same fabric as the velvet chairs (see below).
My client wasn't afraid to add the gorgeous velvet chairs in the most perfect color: persimmon. People are constantly debating this color; some say it's orange, others red, others pink. Persimmon is constantly changing as the light in the room changes. I often hear my clients tell me they are afraid to cover a big piece like a sofa in a color, instead they always like to cover it in neutrals. I disagree! My favorite projects are the ones where my clients take risks...and using a bold color like persimmon is the perfect risk for this space.
(Wallpaper: Schumacher)We used a really subtle grasscloth in this room and took it up behind the shelves as well. It added the dimension that we needed and provided a really light blue to coordinate with the existing wall color in the bedroom area. We also added a metallic wallpaper to the bathroom area in another shade of blue for added subtle color.
...USING ART: Adding art to a wall is ideal for bringing color into a room. It's personal, and if you have a reaction to a piece, then you know it's meant to be. Look at how the painting on the wall ties together the bold colors we used, but also makes the space seem complete and cohesive.
I found these amazing light turquoise colored pendants on a buying trip. One was made into a lamp (see above). We also hung two in a powder room with this very graphic wallpaper and it just worked.
In this case, the orange wallpaper with the turquoise pendants made a great match. Sometimes the best color combinations are the least expected ones!