POPS of Color

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I just recently went to Second City and saw Jeff Garlin from Curb Your Enthusiasm.  One of his schticks included a reference to “A little dab will do you”.  As a Chicago interior designer, my clients sometimes think going bold everywhere is scary.  If you are attracted to bold patterns and colors try using them as an accent against a neutral backdrop.  I promise, a little dab will do you!

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Adding colorful textiles against a white background is an easy way to bring in color.

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Keeping the furnishings neutral and painting the walls a bright color is another great idea.  This cobalt blue wall is a high gloss lacquer which really gives the space a punch.

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Incorporating bright accessories is a great way to turn any powder room from drab to fab.

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Try adding bright dinnerware in an all white kitchen.

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These floor pillows are a great accent and can be used as additional seating.  Kantha Floor Cushions are available at Jayson Home.
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A bright colored screen can be a great accent.  This one has a great nailhead trim detail.

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Artwork is a great way to add color to your space.  This is by one of my favorite artists- Tyler Shields.
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When I was growing up, my sister’s room was pink and green.  She had drapery treatments that were green and white polka dot with a fuchsia pom pom trim.  Here’s a take on that, but much more subtle!

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A great addition to the end of a bed.  Authentic Kantha Throw from Pottery Barn.

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I love these bright layered rugs.  One of my favorite spots for amazing rugs is Organic Looms.  Their overdyed rugs have  just the right amount of pop.


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This color combination is unusual and very handsome.  The aubergine acts as a neutral.  The peacock blue really pops against it.

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Fuchsia looks great with black, white and warm brown tones.

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A little more than a pop of color, not for the faint at heart.

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Here’s a simple twist on a primary color palette.  The powder blue gives this room an unexpected element paired with yellow and red.

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Global prints can be a great way to bring in color.

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Fuchsia and olive green, another unusual and interesting color palette.

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A stunning outdoor space featured in one of my favorite publications, Elle Decor.

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Blue and orange are amazing together!


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A very subtle pop of Pantone’s color of the year, emerald green.

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Another take on orange and blue.



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Elle Decor’s take on a pop of color in this deco inspired living room.  I love the subtle mix of silver and gold.

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A client’s bedroom I designed. She loves pink!


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The peacock blue really pops against the dark walls and floors.



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Such a beautifully subtle palette which goes to show that even a soft pastel lavender can be a pop of color against a neutral background.

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A prefect place to use a whimsical palette is in a baby’s room.

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The artwork and framing make this vignette a rare beauty.

Hope you enjoyed our post!  Comments are always welcome!  Please visit the Gray and Walter website for more ideas for your interiors, www.kennethwalter.com

Cheers,

Kenneth Walter

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