If you’re needing some color inspiration, Better Homes & Gardens just announced their Color Palette of the Year. It consists of rain forest green, warm blush, shape-shifting coral, sophisticated gray, fresh berry and oceanic blue.
I think it’s a beautiful, really happy palette, but I’m guessing that some of these colors would be a stretch for a lot of homeowners to introduce into their home—especially if you tend to ride the safer beige train. Intrigued, but not sure how to use a bold, new color with what you have? I put together a few simple ways to introduce a little bit of big color into your home:
Incorporate colorful textiles. Pillows are an obvious choice, but I also like the idea of using colorful blankets for layering because they pack a bigger punch. A really easy way to try out new colors without committing to the cost of reupholstery or new furniture. (By the way, I think this site has some fun possibilities.)
Paint a bold color inside of something—an unused fireplace, the back of a bookcase or china cabinet, an often-opened pantry.
Have your kids’ paint some fun abstract art. Give them a color palette and let them go to work!
Change out your lampshades for an instant punch of color. (Or, you might try painting them like I did here.)
Experiment with flowers. Even though they add a small amount of color, I think fresh flowers are a good way to see if bold color is for your home or not. (It’s okay to start small, after all.)
Find more color ideas on BHG’s Color Adventure Pinterest board.