Bold colours have a huge presence. They also have a large visual weight so if you use them in your spaces, they’re sure to attract a lot of attention. Usually a single bold colour is just enough to create an eye-catching ambiance, but many homeowners don’t quite know how to properly use it. This is why we’ve created a short guide on how you can work a single bold colour in your interior designs with ease!
1. Spread it out
If you have a single bold colour that you need to use in the entirety of a space, then you must spread it out evenly all throughout your design. Take this beautiful dining table alcove as an example. Blue is clearly the dominating colour here. However, instead of using it full force, the designers have actually spread it out and contrasted it with wooden tones to make it seem more wholesome and welcoming.
2. Make it the focal point
The thing about using a single bold colour in your home interiors is that it needs to be the focal point. Bold colours are extremely eye catching, so if you use them in multiple places all over the layout, your eyes can wonder and the mind may have difficulty comprehending the design. This is why using this colour in the focal object of your space is always recommended.
3. In the midst of neutrals
It’s important to know that bold colours only tend to stand out when you surround them with a lighter, neutral colour scheme. The lightness of the surrounding ambiance tends to bring out the starkness of the bold colour. The living room in this image is an excellent example. The green of the couch looks absolutely refreshing surrounding by the otherwise light palate.
4. Glamorize with lighting
If you feel like using an all-neutral colour scheme in the surroundings can make your home look dull and monotonous, you can use lighting to glamorize the whole space. If you look at this image, you’ll see how the hidden cove lights in the media wall are adding a stylish, glamorous appeal to the whole space.
5. Complement with whites
White is the best hue to contrast your bold colour with. Not only does it make for a nice background, it can also highlight the vivacity of your one bold design element. You can experiment with different white materials to ensure it makes a nice backdrop for your splash of bold.