Brown or taupe? Or white versus gray? One thing that these hues all have in common is that they have a neutral base. Do you find yourself feeling confined to neutrals out of fear of experimenting with color? While a neutral palette will always be a designer favorite, some of us crave a bit of bold color. How can you implement such vibrant hues in your decor without going overboard? There is no need to wonder because we are going to show you how to effortlessly blend colors in your home. Let’s get started!
5 Ways to Make Different Colors Blend:
1. Tone on Tone.
One way you can experiment with color is to use tone on tone hues. What exactly does that mean? It involves using the same color but variations of the hue throughout the space. A tone on tone scheme will make you feel like you are using a lot of colors while in reality, you are sticking with the same hue. A great tone on tone color that you can play with is blue. Consider combining a soft baby blue, a chilly blue and a dark navy for a tone on tone look. Afterward, you can accent the space with violet or red.
2. Break up Color with Neutrals.
Use neutral elements to break up the “color on color” look. When your space begins to feel like it is becoming a bit too much, you can incorporate more neutrals. For example, if you have a room with yellow walls and other variations of this hue throughout the space, you will want the trim on the walls to be a neutral tone like white. This can add a sense of balance while emphasizing this neutral element. Introduce as many neutrals as you want until you tame the look to your liking.
3. Wood Elements.
Another great way to diffuse a colorful design scheme that feels off-balanced is to incorporate some elements of wood. The soft touches of wood can add a lot of natural warmth while creating a balance inside of the space.
4. Do Not Forget About Texture.
When working with different colors, you cannot forget to enhance the design by using texture. Rough or rich textured objects such as lacquered furniture, a brick wall or even unfinished flooring can add interest, depth, and detail into your space.
5. Using Multiple Colors.
When using various colors within a single space, you will want to use something that can tie together all the different hues. For instance, a colorful piece of artwork or accessory like a patterned throw pillow can help harmonize all the colors being used.
We hope you enjoyed these five ways to make different colors blend throughout your space. Be sure to check back weekly for more design tips and tricks!