Much like ourselves, many people enjoy living with a more of a quiet, neutral colour palette. As Designers, we are constantly exposed to colours and patterns, which is most likely why, by the time we get home, we prefer a more soothing, neutral palette. We do however always want to keep things FRESH and exciting!

That being said, we want to SPICE UP YOUR LIFE and teach you how you can amp-up the look of your space and add intrigue, by adding a few strategic POPS of colour.

A big mistake that people often make is that they use their furniture as their POP of colour- this isn’t necessarily a crime in design, but you need to be aware that colour trends come and go (and rather quickly too!) and you can easily tire of specific colours.

With that in mind, we most often suggest that your INVESTMENT pieces remain NEUTRAL so that you can change-up your décor and make colour impact with your accessories (and change this over time to keep it current!). Here are a few photos of our own home showing how we used neutral furniture as the base!

Once your neutral base is set, you can layer-in decorative items such as accent pillows, throw blankets, vases, decorative boxes and coffee table books etc. that offer those perfect POPS of colour to satisfy your colour appetite! AND, If you want a little more colour impact, you could add an accent chair (that feature your POP colours) OR, you can layer in a more colourful, statement area rug- we did this in our own space and we love this look!

But, you might be asking- How do you know what colours to choose?
Here are a few key points to keep in-mind:

  1. KEEP IT EASY ON THE EYES – you might love orange, but it doesn’t mean that you should go with a fluorescent shade of orange.
  2. KEEP IT TIMELESS – make sure that your are choosing colours that have withstood the test of time. Try to choose shades of colour that have been around for a while.
  3. KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL – make sure that your various colours and accents are complimentary & always make sure that your POPS of colour do not take away from the beauty of your NEUTRAL pieces.

Here are a few photos from one of our recent design projects of how we applied these steps by using the furniture as a neutral base and added a POPS OF BLUES in the rug, accessories & cushions!

Notice how it just takes a few KEY pieces to add POPS OF COLOUR to a space? Remember that your home should be a reflection of YOU and/or your FAMILY… have fun with your pops of colour, use these tips and see your designer-approved POPS of colour bring your space to life!