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How to Introduce Color to a Space Without Sacrificing Style

This one's for the girls who love their neutrals.

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July 2, 2024 at 7:55 PM PST
Decorate Sophisticated Color Design

How to Introduce Color to a Space Without Sacrificing Style

This one's for the girls who love their neutrals.

By
July 2, 2024 at 7:55 PM PST

At Home & Texture, neutrals are our bread and butter. Sometimes, though, when your space needs something that you just can’t quite put your finger on, a pop of color may be just what you need. Introducing color thoughtfully can transform a room, add vibrancy and personality and even make the space feel warmer and more cohesive. That being said, there are ways to introduce color without sacrificing sophistication or overwhelming the visuals of your space. If you’re anything like us and naturally gravitate toward neutrals but have the feeling your space needs a pop of color, we’re here to tell you that you can have the best of both worlds. Whether through statement pieces, luxurious textiles or unexpected color moments, the strategic use of color can enhance the style of any home. For your next big colorful interior design moment, consider this the only source of inspiration you need.

Photo credit: Camryn Dilger

Create a focal point with tiles.

After visiting the Moroso showroom in New York, we became obsessed with this pink tile column. Steal the look for yourself by introducing subway tiles (of any color) into your home by way of a column (like the one shown here), your kitchen backsplash or even your fireplace. We love how a colorful tile moment is unexpected but can truly pull an entire design scheme together. It’s subtle enough to introduce visual interest yet bold enough to draw the eye and add some much-needed texture.

Photo(s) credit: Camryn Dilger

Introduce statement furniture and fixtures.

When it comes to introducing statement furniture, think outside the box and choose shapes and designs that are less conventional that your average piece of furniture. We especially love these handblown glass stools by Tomazicabral that we first laid eyes on in an exhibition at Salon, a contemporary design gallery in New York, and this coffee table and cube couch by Moroso. The transparent design of the stools, for instance, adds a hint of color while still maintaining a light and airy feel that doesn’t overpower the room. Unique pieces like these serve as functional art and create focal points that give your space an art gallery look and feel.

Photo credit: Camryn Dilger

Layer neutrals with pops of color.

Adding color to your space doesn’t mean you need to go overboard adding color in as many places as possible. Sometimes, less and more, and keeping an existing neutral base with pops of color can be just as powerful as a full coordinating color scheme. Neutral artwork and rugs can be brought to life with the addition of softer colors like pastels (as shown here with this gorgeous lavender chair) or rich, bold colors like emerald or terracotta.

Photo credit: Camryn Dilger

Consider a mural or tapestry.

Murals and tapestries offer unexpected color at its finest. When was the last time you walked into somebody’s home and saw a tapestry as unique as this one? Designer Sina Dyks offers texture, color and intrigue all in one piece. Artwork like this can transform a blank wall into a captivating focal point, adding depth and sophistication to any room. We love it because it makes a huge impact with little effort—all you really have to do is hang it on the wall.

Photo credit: Camryn Dilger

Don’t be afraid to snag the most unique planter you can find.

We dare you to find a cooler planter than this one by designer Kajsa Willner, but if you can, please send it our way. Whether it’s a vintage ceramic piece with intricate patterns or a modern geometric design in bold colors like this one, a standout planter serves as more than just something to hold your favorite florals and plants. It becomes a conversation piece that commands attention and, when placed strategically, sets the tone for the entire room.



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