If you have color fears, you’ve come to the right place! Today on Tobi TV, I’m going to teach you how to create a neutral foundation and layer in the color a piece at a time. It’s one of my best secrets for working with color.
It’s called creating a neutral room with a POP of color. And you get to decide if your “pop” is big or small. It all depends on how risky you are. Let’s take a look at what I mean:
See? No need to be afraid of color with tips like that, right? Let’s review them one more time:
1. Start with everything at the core of the room in neutral – walls, curtains, rug and major pieces of upholstery.
2. Then you can layer color into the space in small doses, or even big ones if you prefer.
3. Your room will have longevity because, with most of the furnishings being neutral, these pieces will stand the test of time.
4. If you have color fears, this is the design “Do” for you. It allows you to dip your toe into the scary idea of color.
5. A neutral room with a pop of color is virtually Trend Proof. That’s because only the accents have colors that could be deemed trendy and you can change them out easily if they become dated. Everything else is a classic.
6. And finally, having a room that’s neutral at the base is budget friendly because, with the major pieces being neutral, they are investment pieces. You can keep them a long time, which equals a fantastic return to your bottom line. Then you can change out the accents periodically to stay current. And with only these small additions every few years, you won’t blow your budget.
I hope you liked creating a neutral room with a pop of color. It is a design approach that works for everyone! Now leave me a comment and tell me which benefit of this design technique resonates with you most.