I love to use art to add color to a room. It is a great way to bring color in to a space, without feeling like you are saturating the room with the color. Start with a backdrop of neutral furniture and then you can layer the color in.
Sometimes my designs begin with the art as inspiration, and other times I use it to “finish” the space.
I loved the textural blues, browns and ivory. So I selected a taupe sofa and added some blue in the pillows; which, you cannot see completely because of the orchid. But you can zoom in and see the three patterns of pillows on the sofa. We just finished this installation this morning and hope to have some professional photos in hand soon. In the meantime, we will have some HERE on Instagram for your viewing pleasure.
Another recent project where I added color through art was in a master bedroom.The client originally wanted a very neutral colored bedroom, but then decided they needed some color in the space. We added the pillows you see on the sofa and then added some art behind the hanging chandeliers.
In this instance, we had some custom art (thank you, Jenn Thatcher!) created and brought in black, ivory, gray and shades of pink. Along with the blue pillows and some chartreuse accents, the room is still neutral but the art really creates a lovely focal point.
The art was hung behind the chandelier, but does not get lost because of the sheer shade. The pink really stands out without slapping you in the face, and the colors are all a very mature blend.
So you can use art as your inspiration or as an addition. Either way, it is a great way to bring some color into a room.
And if you want to see more of the project that includes this gorgeous master bedroom, head over to our Instagram account and search the hashtag #ProjectTulip. We will have professional photos in our portfolio soon too!