Everyone needs a little inspiration now and then, and how better to brighten up your living space than with some vibrant colors? I’m loving all the bright shades that are dominating current design trends – they’re just so uplifting! And the great thing is, you don’t have to go all out and repaint your whole house or redecorate entirely. One of the easiest ways to introduce color into your home is to embrace it in proportion – that is, pick and choose individual pieces that add a touch of vibrancy without taking over the room.
Wondering if you’re brave enough to experiment with color? Let me help you out by showing you some of the pieces I’m loving right now. This canary yellow armchair has verve and vibrancy in spades, and yet retains a classic look because of its shape and style. Wouldn’t you just love to sink into one of these after a long day at work? I think the color alone would help me feel less tired!
Chair by Lilian August, available at Amitha Verma Interior Design, LLC
In fact, bright yellow is one of my favorite shades to accessorize with these days. One of our most loved treasures here at Village Antiques right now is this fabulous antique yellow French commode, which is basically a low chest of drawers. Just look at the amazing carvings and the hardware!
I also really love this adorable side table by AVID, although the finish is more gold than yellow, but the elegant curves are simply irresistible.
Or how about this petite cocktail table? I think this piece is both versatile and elegant – in fact I’m very tempted to get one for myself!
And if you’re worried about how you’ll live with a really brightly colored piece and are not sure you really want to take the plunge, there’s a way around that too. Why not experiment with some brightly hued pillows, like these ones, and inject some color without effecting radical change? It’s the perfect compromise!