From Boring To Lively: 5 Ways To Design With Soft Colors

Understated color schemes are a running theme in the latest design trends these days. If you haven’t seen a perfect magazine spread all dressed in beige, then you haven’t seen what the hottest trends in the market have to offer these days.

Many people consider these colors boring or drab. But the truth is, there are some ground rules you need to apply in order to make soft, understated colors pop out. They are elegant by default, but they need some extra care to achieve that high level sophistication. Further, we will be looking at some great ways to make your soft colors from boring to beautiful.

 

1. Using accent furniture pieces

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The first thing you should know about designing with soft colors is that they have very little physical presence. In fact, they will definitely appear boring and drab if you use one hue throughout the interior design. But if you introduce a little bit of contrast into the setting, the entire impact of the space would instantly change. This contrast can be added by furniture or accessories that are two or three shades darker than the original color.

 

2. Using different hues

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Using various hues of soft colors along with some contrast is a good way to design relaxing interiors. The soothing tones of these soft colors make the space seem very friendly. You can even introduce pastel colors like baby pink and blues to create interesting visuals if your taste calls for it.

 

 

3. Using patterns

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Patterns are the perfect way to break the monotony of soft colors. These patterns can either be linear or even complicated. It all depends on what kind of style you like. You can use materials and textures to introduce patterns in your interior designs. Soft color become more attractive when they have some backbone design like patterns and textures to fall on.

 

 

4. Asymmetric arrangement

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When you’re working with two soft colors in the same interior design, using asymmetric color patterns is a great way to break the monotony. It keeps the eye engaged and moving. This creates an interest in the overall interior design that stops it from looking too boring.

 

5. Creating levels

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Creating levels in your soft colored interior design will add a modern vibe. This will enhance the overall ambiance of the space. It will also separate the spaces without many physical barriers. This will make the interior design seem spacious and well-thought out.

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