Go bold AND go home. 2022 is the year to take risks with your home décor and dare to explore an unexpected selection of shades. A distinct color palette composed of bold colors will not only add an unexpected touch to your space, but it will make the decorating experience even more enjoyable. Stay true to yourself and don’t be afraid to really “go there” when choosing your colors. Our design experts have put together the ultimate guide to bold colors that radiate modernism and drama. Read on for more tips and tricks to transform your home by experimenting with dramatic design techniques!
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Building a Bold Color Palette
Create a classy interior with colors that pop. You can easily blend sophistication with style by adding dark, moody tones to your space. Whether you prefer warm or cool hues, deeper colors are in for 2022. From painting accent walls to adding dark textiles, throw in a subtle gothic touch to your space for a trendy look. Whitewashed, light-colored interiors are making their way out. However, if you have a light, bright neutral space, don’t fret! You don’t have to redo your entire home to darken your décor. Add an oversized piece of wall art with rich colors for an easy way to modernize your space. Dark colors are becoming the new norm for contemporary homes, and it’s easy to see why. While light shades like white, grey, and beige will never go out of style, it’s high time to experiment with more moody colors like dark reds, greens, blues, and even black! 2022 interiors are all about taking chances, and wall décor is the perfect way to play with more dramatic colors and styles.
An Expert’s Advice
Denise Hopkins, architect and owner of Living Design, offers her insight into this fearless trend:
"The use of bold colors is easier than you think. First, choose an art piece that has a multitude of colors, some super saturated and some subtle.”
She suggests our piece titled, Another Blue Morning.
“The ultra-rich blues are balanced by medium tones and pale tones. If it feels balanced, you’re on the right track. Less is more!” Hopkins continues to explain how to balance your space utilizing dramatic pieces, “Pale grey walls keep the painting center stage. Minimizing [extreme] contrast will keep your room comfortable and still dramatic. Trust your instincts and be brave. If you love it, it works!"
Don’t Be Shade Shy
Even though the winter months are quickly approaching, that doesn’t mean you have to switch to subdued hues. There are plenty of season-appropriate colors that still pack a punch. Shades like cherry red or muted maroon make for stunning accent shades. These deep, warm colors symbolize passion, elegance, and romance. Pair your ravishing rouge details with deep greens and blue-greys. These earthy tones will make the daring reds pop even more. You want to walk the line between refinement and fearlessness, which is exactly what the color red does!
Truly Timeless Tones
Although bold colors are often used in contemporary interiors, design history is no stranger to drama. Take inspiration from art deco interiors and paint an accent wall in a deep, commanding hue like dark teal or navy blue. Offset this daring choice with bright-colored furniture in retro coral or poppy pink. Use plum to tie together the two contrasting tones. Looking to put a modern twist on this timeless look? Hang a trendy piece of wall art that makes a striking statement.
The Bold and the Beautiful
We know that red is a must when it comes to a bold color palette, and there are plenty of ways to weave this rich hue into your living space. Red and black modernizes a room instantly without looking overbearing. Pair red-orange tones with grey and ivory for a look that’s both colorful and classy. Keep your furniture sleek and simple and go bold with your choice of rug. Choose a piece of abstract wall art to complete the contemporary look.
If black feels too harsh for your space, choose a charcoal grey. A dark grey will still have a bold visual effect without the inherent edginess of black. To keep your space from feeling too cold, weave in warm colors like burnt orange and golden yellow. The best part about warm colors is that you can never have too many variations. Find wall art and home décor in everything from rusty red to tangy tangerine. As long as your floor and walls stay white and bright, you can add as much color as you want to your interior.
Dare to Dream Big
Looking to make your nest a little flashier? There’s no time like the present. You might prefer to keep some rooms cohesive and others contrasting, and that’s perfectly fine! Play around with dramatic shades in different rooms to discover what feels right in your unique space. A bold color palette is ultimately about being fearless and choosing colors that bring you joy. Visit our décor inspiration blog for more trending tips and tricks!