Color is a topic of interior design that seems deceptively easy. Almost everyone you come across seems to have a piece of advice on the colors you need to choose for your home. But creating those perfect interiors that are both comfortable and classy is far from an easy task. With most homes and offices today opting for a clean look that comes with neutral tones, accent colors seem to be back with a bang! Throw pillows and accent couches are a wonderful way of adding some life to a space that s otherwise monotonous and borderline bland.
by Loom Décor
While throw pillows seem to be gaining in popularity because of the ease and dexterity they offer when it comes to trying out new colors, accent couches are a far rare occurrence. Here are a few ravishing and refined interiors that embrace color with plenty of panache. Hopefully they will tempt you to try out that audacious color you have been contemplating about for a while now!
by Niki Papadopoulos
by Valorie Hart
by Atmosphere Interior Design
by Laura U
by Georgette Westerman Interiors
by Britto Charette
by Tobi Fairley Interior Design
by Lulu Designs
Add Color with Class
Color plays a major element in defining much more than the hues and shades of a room. It helps determine the scale of a setting even without actually altering it physically. A small room clad in uniform color or closely related shades can look a lot bigger than a larger space using different colors. Visual fragmentation plays a pivotal role in determining the way we view our interiors. This is precisely why most modern homes are opting for a flowing, neutral color scheme that portrays a sense of cohesion.
by Elad Gonen & Zeev Beech
by Martha O’Hara Interiors
Accent colors give these seemingly sterile and at times bland, interiors a whole new lease of life. While splashing a contemporary home with color looks a touch gaudy, the use of simple throw pillows lends a more elegant touch. Both accent couches and pillows bring in vitality and visual contrast without disturbing the existing theme.
by Debbie Basnett / Vintage Scout Interiors
by Finton Construction
by Borden Interiors & Associates
by Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25
by New Mood Design
Get past Color Commitment Issues!
Accent colors seem like an absolute must for pretty much every home out there. Yet, the biggest issue seems to ask the question “Which color do we commit to?” We all have our own commitment issues, but those regarding accent color seem to be the most common ones in the world of interior design! What if an accent color that looks amazing in theory fails once it is coupled with an existing neutral color palette? This is precisely why throw pillows and accent couches are such a boon for those struggling with picking the right shade.
by Vanni Archive/Architectural Photography
Accent pillows are easy enough to incorporate, take little effort, come in a wide variety of prints and can be changed with ease. Since both bedrooms and living rooms use throw pillows extensively, they are a sophisticated and stylish way of adding brightness and trendy patterns to a room. On the other hand, a bright and bubbly couch like the Togo can create far more visual impact with equal ease.
by Janet Paik
by Caitlin Wilson
by Lisa Benbow / Photography by Vince Valdes
by Drew McGukin Interiors
by Jan Skacelik
Bring in the Color of the Season
One of the simplest and most effective advices regarding color came from the renowned designer John Saladino when he said, “In choosing colors, follow nature’s lead.” Selection of accent colors is not too different from the way nature paints a panoramic view. You have one major color that makes up the backdrop while hints of other bright and bold shades gracefully fill in the gaps. Contemporary residences in earthen tones and muted shades seem far more appealing with a dash of bright orange or inspirational green here and there.
by Buchman Photo
by Cornerstone Architects
By using throw pillows one can even alter the accent color used depending on the season and changing fashion trends. Obviously, an accent couch is more of a permanent commitment. Yet, by simply altering its position and the cushions that go along with it, one can bring in a fresh look. Professional paint jobs do not come cheap. Accent pillows, cushions and décor offer you a lovely alternative that is far less taxing and far more fun!
by Christopher Scott Designs
by Charles Luck Stone Center
by Niche Interiors
by RLH Studio
by Feldman Architecture