Discover vibrant paint shades to bring your interior design ideas to life! Achieve an exceptional and stylish space by exploring bold paint hues.
Use of a color wheel is an ideal way to find your ideal palette, particularly when mixing various tints of one hue into an eye-catching scheme.
If you love bold colors but wish to avoid an overwhelming look of chaos, a monochromatic color scheme could be just what’s needed. Monochromatic refers to using various hues of one hue – for instance shades, tints and tones of its same hues in order to achieve equilibrium in any given space. When used effectively this design concept provides balance and harmony within any room or environment.
White and neutrals make beautiful monochromatic palettes, but you can use bolder hues like blues or greens in your decor as well. The key to creating this look is layering shades that have similar undertones in order to create a coherent design scheme – an example can be seen here by blogger Kristy Wicks who carried blue hues through walls, light fixtures, and centerpieces in her dining room for an exquisite monochromatic design!
Add depth and variety to your monochromatic design by including accent colors with striking patterns and textures that create contrasts in patterns and textures. Joyce_Wiggers_Interiors used organic boxwood centerpieces and bold stripe fabric from this monochromatic dining room by Joyce Wigers Interiors as examples of how adding these accents could add visual interest and dimension to the design.
Decorating with bright colors requires careful use and tasteful accents. To avoid your color scheme becoming too loud, consider applying it only to one wall in the room or using it sparingly on smaller areas such as fireplace mantels or stairwells.
Mix bold hues from one side of the color wheel (such as pink and orange) for an eye-catching design scheme that exudes energy and vibrancy, perfect for dining, living and family spaces where lots of activity occurs.
Earthy green hues have emerged as the new neutrals this year. From soft sage to deep emerald, earthy green paint colors such as Sherwin Williams 2023 Color of the Year Evergreen Fog can serve as an excellent option for kitchens, mud rooms and entryways – pairing well with vibrant jewel tones or metallic finishes for an eye-catching design feature.
Opting for colors that contrast is an effective way to inject life and personality into home interiors. This scheme can be as basic or intricate as desired — for instance, choosing adjacent shades on a color wheel could work, or you could pair red with blue or green for high contrast schemes.
To achieve an organic aesthetic in your contrast color scheme, choose hues close to neutral in temperature. These shades pair nicely with shifting light sources like daylight. Furthermore, experiment with various hues by changing their value or hue intensity for unique tones.
For a warm color scheme, consider Behr’s Swiss Coffee or Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue as these colors have strong brown undertones that would pair nicely with any warm tones in your decor. Or alternatively try Little Greene’s Chimney Brick from Little Greene or Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush from Benjamin Moore for something with more brown undertones.
Clara Ewart from Kitesgrove suggests that many striking home color schemes encompass an eclectic combination of textures, materials, and design styles. Clara notes that a room featuring modern Tom Dixon pieces, Georgian antiques, mirrored surfaces and mirror surfaces can still achieve dramatic interior designs; indeed it is these different elements coming together which makes this particular scheme truly distinctive.
An engaging color palette should run throughout your house, creating an eye-catching visual language. Pulling colors from one room into another – such as from living to dining rooms – helps the spaces feel connected and creates a smooth flow from room to room.
Add drama in a more subdued manner by painting an accent wall in an eye-catching hue like navy blue or dark teal. This will create an eye-catching focal point while simultaneously serving as a background for vibrant furniture pieces, like in this colorful living room designed by Sarah Brown. Painting woodwork can also add some pop without overpowering the space.