When your color scheme is dull, the best way to liven up your interiors is by using accents. These are contrasting colors that are arranged strategically around and about the space to lend a bit of life to the room in question. These need to be selected carefully, otherwise the entire countenance of your interior can fall apart. Good accents can be delivered through accessories, small painted surfaces or even furniture.
Below, we will be looking at some simple ways to add accents to your interiors.
- Through furniture
The best way to add accents in your interiors is through furniture. If you observes the interior in the image below, you will notice how the major color palate consists of light pastel and snow-white color schemes. It may be very relaxing but it is also pretty dull. So to counter that effect, the designers have chosen carefully curated and designed pieces of furniture throughout the space – the coffee table, the kitchen cabinets, the dining chairs and more.
- Alternating surfaces
Using the surface area of major design elements to incorporate accents is a unique but plausible way to go about it. In the image below, the kitchen counter has been designed in alternating orange and white surfaces, which creates a brilliant contrast around the rest of the interior without compromising the aesthetic.
- Temporary surfaces
Another brilliant way to add accents is by choosing temporary surfaces such as carpets, rugs and cushions. These can be changed when you get tired but remain constant if you want. In the interior below, you can see how the playful colors of the rug and cushions deliver a completely fresh aesthetic within the otherwise drab room.
- Within the monochrome
Monochrome interiors usually refrain from using any bright contrasts but in the interior below, you can see how a bit of red just livens up the entire countenance of the space. The bookshelf may be the only red surface within the otherwise monochrome interior but its placement is so strategically impactful that it is enough.
- Orange an mauve
The image below shows an interior that has been designed mostly in several shades of grey. Although t s elegant, there is something very dreary about a completely grey interior scape. So the designers have turned a completely fresh leaf by introducing a retro aesthetic with the help of bright orange and mauve colors applied through furniture, rugs and lighting.
When one or two colors aren’t enough, make a collage of various contrasting color schemes and just go for it. The interior below shows just how it can be carried out in a successful way. The designers have emulated the collage into the main furniture to add various contrasting yet complementary colors within the space.