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3 Color-Blocking Decorating Ideas for Your Home

Who said this trend is only limited to the runway?


It's no secret that the easiest way to play up a dull room is to drench it in a vibrant hue or a delicate print. However, a fresh coat of paint can be a little too safe while experimenting with pattern can easily lead to overdecorating. Strike a happy medium between the two with color blocking

The idea is to use contrasting shades or three bold colors in the same family to create focal points in a space. You'll be surprised to see how it can help transform a room—especially when you use pigments that don't normally go together. To help you get started, here are three easy ways to incorporate this trend into your home:

Main photos from: Minhacasaminhacara and Mojalokacija.  

One of the easiest ways to try this out is through feature walls. You can do it in two ways—pair a neutral shade with a significantly darker color or match two brights for an eye-catching result. Remember to stick to a color palette to keep your space from looking overdone.

 3 Feature Walls That Can Bring Any Space To Life

Photo from Minhacasaminhacara.  

If you are not too keen on permanent changes like painting, color blocking can still work for your home through smaller pieces like throw pillows and wall prints. This way, you can easily mix it up if you want to switch out a few key items. 

READ: 4 Ways To Mix and Match Pillows 

Photo from HGTV.

If you're working with a white base, you can get away with almost any combination you like and it would still look amazing. Add interest to a monochrome room by playing around with mismatched seating. Keep the look streamlined by sticking to a motif, too.

READ: 4 Ways To Work With Mismatched Chairs 

Photo from Mojalokacija.  

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