Decorating with Color and Pattern - Ideas and Information
Information about decorating with color and pattern.
Liven up your home with some vibrant colors and joyful patterns.
Create a home you love
Ideas for how to make it a success...
After so long with interior design going down the 'minimalist' or 'neutral' path, it comes as a great relief, as a lover of color, to see how new interior design trends, and contemporary interior design ideas are embracing bright, vibrant colors and bold pattern.
A Riot of Color and Design
Contemporary interior design is currently a riot of color.
And better still, some fantastic and beautiful color combinations are really coming to the fore...
Gain Color Confidence
You might be a bit nervous of using color, after so long being told that creams and magnolia were inoffensive, tasteful and would sell your house...
Well, this might well be true, but now, whether by choice or not, we get the chance to reclaim our houses and start to look at them, not as a valuable commodity to be sold, but as something more valuable still - our homes...
...where we and our families can be happy, safe and protected - and where we can all express and develop our personalities to their full potential.
And what better way to express our personality than through color.
Color is expressive and joyful - and we all need more of that in our lives!
Take a look how these beautiful color and pattern mood boards mix together vibrant jewel tones, that you perhaps never thought of mixing together - it still looks good though, right?
How to Get the Look
In this case, it really does seem to be the more the merrier - but not any old color can get in!
The colors and patterns are all carefully chosen to all look good together, and to give a vibrant, expressive, yet relaxing and welcoming look.
Patterns are picked with due attention.
Contemporary interior design trends are for bold patterns, but they are not overwhelming.
Patterns also stick to a 'theme' - whether that is the color, the size, the shape or the 'theme' (such as floral, foliage, stripes, spots etc) itself.