Bold colors are, well, bold. They have this stark, sturdy presence that can intimidate some people. As a result, they tend not to be used quite as much in interior designs. However, the beauty of these bold colors is quite surprising. You can definitely make your spaces stand out by using them. So here’s an extensive guide for those afraid to use bold colors to make this decision fun and easy for them!
1. It must be a frame
Bold colors like black and earthy browns look their best when they’re used to frame a lighter aesthetic. If you take a look at this image, you’ll see how the countertop has been designed in the image of a frame to complement the lighter end of the interior design. The darkness of this bold venture goes a long way in adding personality to the rest of the space.
2. Bold and bold
You should note that there are actually two types of bold palates. The one we’re talking about here ranges the darker end of the spectrum and consists of colors like black, slate grey, chocolate browns and such. The other bold palate consists of vibrant and vivacious colors like greens, reds, blues – basically all the jewel tones. So what you can do is, you can overlay the vivid colors over the dull ones to create a nice, contrasting and beautiful effect as shown in this image!
3. Material diversity
Another thing that you must do while working with bold colors is to create a material diversity. If you start using plain surfaces to highlight the same color, it would end up looking boring. But if you variate the materials in the same color, it would have a totally different impact. Take a look at this image – the glassy and matt surfaces give an interesting edge to the black surfaces.
4. Up and down
Another point to notice while you’re designing your spaces in bold colors is that you need to balance them out. Take the example of this kitchen. While the cabinets and backsplash on either side are decidedly bold, the floor and the ceiling have been designed in plain and lighter hues to complement its design.
5. For the love of lighting
Lighting has a way of adding an extra oomph to dark and bold interior designs. If you can do this right, your spaces can look decadent and luxurious instead of narrow and constrained. Gold lighting is especially good when it comes to highlighting bold colored spaces.