When it comes to incorporating color into your home decor, there are many ways to create a successful space. A bold color choice can create interest and a great focal point. Check out these three ways you can use bold color in interior design.

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Creating Contrast
Classical artists understood the value of using chiaroscuro, the effect of using dark and light to create visual interest, in their paintings. This high contrast is an excellent way to create a similar response in your interior space. You might use white paired with a bold purple, a dark green with cream, or even black and white. Before you implement your contrasting colors, consider which will be the dominant color (the dark or the light) and how much of the secondary color you want to use to create your effect. For other ideas around color, make sure to check out this article on “7 Colors 7 considerations when choosing colors for your home.

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All Over Boldness
There is something to be said about being courageous in your interior design choices. For some, this means drenching their walls in an unexpected hue, finding a large piece of furniture in a bright color, or creating a dramatic monochromatic palette for the whole room. As Dorothy Draper once said, “I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right.” If you are the type that really wants to go for it, this is the way to do it. For many people, this is where memorable interiors are made.

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Pops of Color
If you are looking for a way to bring in some small but really eye-catching color, adding just a few pops of color is a great way to go. Going this route is an opportunity to experiment and have fun. You can try out a few bold choices with decorative items. From vases and throw pillows to table lamps and bedding you can see how you feel before making a more permanent commitment. People often trade out these items with the seasons, so it is an excellent way to try out a neon green, sunny yellow or surprising pink. The best way to employ this style of boldness is to bring in small amounts of a color or palette of colors and have them repeat across a whole room.

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