Bold hues are a beautiful choice for decorating your home. But some people aren’t fond of jewel tones or primary colors, and some homes just don’t seem right for them. Perhaps you live in a natural setting, surrounded by mountains, or maybe you’re a person who feels most content when your indoor environment reminds you of Mother Earth. Nature provides excellent inspiration, but that doesn’t mean you have to opt for drab, muted tones. Truth is, amidst the pale tones outside, you’ll find gorgeous color that demands attention.
Animal and insect life are great resources for how to effortlessly combine bold with natural. In this example we’ll rely on the stunning Peacock Butterfly and the adorable Red Panda. The most important color in this scheme is the russet red-brown seen on the wings and fur. It’s warm, and when used for wood furniture and fine fabrics it adds a sense of luxury. Further, the richness of the color provides balance for the other lively colors, such as the blue and yellow. The blue is what is known as the “pop color,” and the yellow adds brightness and cheer.
Note that the green in the photo is quite present as well in the form of plant life. You can certainly rely on plants in the home, but you can also incorporate the green with a few small accessories as well. The neutrals in the color pallet are black, and two additional browns, as shown in the example squares. Utilizing more than one neutral brown is critical. If you use only the bold pop colors, the room won’t feel like a nod to the outdoors. There you’ll find infinite combinations of neutral colors serving as a backdrop for the impressive animal and insect kingdom. Who knew? An indoor version of the outdoors can be vivid and fun! If you love this idea, let us know by suggesting an insect and mammal combo that would accomplish the same effect!