I ran across more unlikely inspiration this week. Yesterday I was at a client’s office and out the window, my eye was caught by a line of horses wearing brightly colored sashes. No, I wasn’t in rural Colorado. Yesterday was the Stock Show parade and my client’s office is near the line-up. We were both in awe of this double line of probably 50 horses, riders carrying flags to match and horses decked out with pops of pink and yellow in bold, neon hues. It was truly beautiful. Which had me thinking, why don’t people incorporate bright, bold colors more often?
I feel like the easy answer is that this is a daunting task. Done incorrectly, even slightly, and one might end up with a disaster on their hands. But done correctly, one would find their space the envy of anyone who steps into it, guaranteed. Fuchsia does color palette design as part of their design services should you feel like you’d be apt to do it incorrectly.
But should you be willing to give this a go on your own, here’s what I feel is the golden rule of using bright, bold color. Your palette should be relatively simple. Whites, grays, black or ivories, beiges and browns to start with. Keep the contrast and saturation of these base colors to a minimum. They should be used for a majority of the pieces in the room. Also, they should be used on the largest pieces in the room. Then, add your bright and bold color in small doses. Throw pillows, lamp shades, art matting, flower arrangements, etc. This will allow the bold color to be the star of the room without overpowering it.
Most of all, have fun with it. Your use of a bright, bold color says a lot about your personality and it definitely says you are fun, outgoing and willing to take chances. If you are ready to make a statement to your guests that you are fun, outgoing and willing to take chances, but aren’t sure where to start, give Fuchsia a call. We are happy to help you figure out what bold statement you want to make!