There are always at least 3 colours in play when you’re designing interiors. One of them is the primary and dominant colour – as such, it is used more extensively, and has a large overall presence throughout the space. The other is the secondary colour, which acts mostly as the backdrop. Then there’s the tertiary “accent” colour which is used sometimes, and in extreme moderation. Today, we’ll be taking a look at 5 things you can do to put your dominant colour in the spotlight.
1. Literal spotlighting
The main thing about using your dominant colour scheme is that you need to use it in visually obvious spaces. If you do that, you can make them stand out with gorgeous lighting. A backsplash is a nice way to emulate your dominant colour. Once it’s been installed, you can make it seem like the focal point by using undercabinet lighting to highlight its appeal.
2. Plain accent walls
It’s always important to show case the full stylizing features of your dominant colour scheme. Experts find that plain accent walls painted in the main colour are a great way to go so. So, if you’ve got a plain expanse of wall – preferably in your living rooms or bed rooms – then you can dress it in your dominant colour scheme to make it stand out from the rest.
3. Emphasize with patterns
Another way to make your dominant colour scheme gracefully appealing and obvious is by adding a little pattern or texture variety to it. You can do so in the form of pain patterns on accent walls, finding wall panels in your preferred colours and its hues, or going for wall tiles/mosaics in places where they are going to be highlighted the most. It’s a highly trendy way to go about it.
4. Laminates and wardrobes
You’ll find that wardrobes and shelves are two of the most consistently used design elements in your home interiors. They are very functional, and therefore, used in most rooms to add a pragmatic value. The thing is, they are also a blank canvas. And since they’re used so extensively, you can use their facades to feature your dominant colour schemes as well.
5. Through furniture
Sometimes, when the space is small, and your colour has a huge presence, you can emulate it in smaller objects like furniture. This way, it’s still going to be emphasized, but not in a huge, claustrophobic way.