Color has Power

By Sklar Furnishings

Design Styles and Trends

November 17, 2014

Color has the power to energize, inspire and warm the soul. Waking up to just the right sunny shade might motivate a productive morning, while a cool tone might support restive sleep.  Here are a couple of tips to tastefully incorporate color into your decor without overdoing it.

  1. Keep it neutral— by using a neutral backdrop on the walls and floors you can easily pop color in with lighting, bar stools, rugs and pillows
  2. Minimize color— this seems counterintuitive but more than 20% color to the 80% neutral becomes frenetic.
  3. Think inexpensive—- have color on your more inexpensive pieces like pillows, art and florals so when you want to change to a different accent color the cost does not become the deciding factor.

A cream color sofa can be accented with orange, then with turquoise, then with purple, then with black, then with brown and on and in.

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