November 13, 2013
Color today is not about the red room or the multicolored wallpaper of yesterday. Todays color is bold, bright and fresh, but it is given room to breathe. It’s surrounded by neutrality, it’s an accent not a wash of pigment. Again, rules can and should be broken but this general rule of thumb is about whats current, how color is being used today. Wanna get the look. Strive for and all neutral room and buy the big pieces (or most of them in whites, tans, greys, and/or soft earth tones.
Embellish with 5 to 10% color in the form of a pillow, a lamp shade or ottoman, hell go crazy and get all three. Add a lamp or two with color and you’re about done… Once life creeps in – books, guests, stuff, there will be more than enough color. Thats it. it sounds easy but restraint is more difficult than exuberance.