Hi, I’m Emily from the oh-so-originally named blog, Emily A. Clark, where I write about my adventures in decorating my home, client projects and my favorite ways to design on a budget. When Ally asked me to blog about a favorite current design trend, a recent House Beautiful cover came to mind.
Whether it’s officially a “trend” or not, I’ve always been a little in love with incorporating bold color into my decor. Fortunately, House Beautiful reaffirmed my affection.
While I definitely think a soothing, neutral space has it’s place, I can rarely resist using a least one element of strong saturated color in my rooms. In fact, our master bedroom started as a beige retreat, with lots of white bedding. Then, I found these rich, velvet, peacock blue drapes, and the room instantly took on new life.
I continued the color trend into my oldest daughter’s bedroom. After all, if there’s one place to be bold with color, isn’t it a kids’ room?
You can still use strong, saturated color without going over-the-top bright. A dark color can be very dramatic and bring lots of warmth to a space. I wanted to create a big statement when you walked through our front door, so I painted the first wall you see in our family room the darkest navy I could find. Instead of being too loud, it provides a much needed backdrop for lighter draperies and accessories.
My best advice for incorporating color? Don’t be afraid to go bold. Even if it’s only in small doses, color is the go-to solution for infusing energy, interest and personality into your space.