Adding color to your interior and still maintaining the right balance is not that easy. You cannot make a difference with one home accessory and you can also go wrong with a colorful collection. But with the following living trends, colors and tips you will get there. Together with Piet Klerkx we take you into the world of colorful trends, divided into four different themes!
We call the first combination: luxury zone. The basis of a luxurious environment such as this lies in earth tones with a gray background. Think of taupe, a warm shade of light gray and an off white/beige velvet. You paint the walls in these shades, choose the sofa and other large furniture in the room. It really is your base.
You apply the refinement with a number of dark color accents. Here you can choose deep blue, eggplant or a red-brown shade. This way you enrich the space and add that little bit extra.
Tip: For example, paint a color area on the wall and then let the color come back in accessories to make it a consistent whole.
Useful: the color areas in the example below indicate with the size of the box to what extent something is a basic color or can be used as an accent.
In the finish, you can choose a combination with anthracite or gun metal steel. Just got rid of the black, so that it blends more into the space. Black can sometimes come across as very harsh and you don’t always want that.
Tip: Nowadays you also see the option for a bronze-colored finish on many chairs and tables. That makes it extra chic and can certainly make the difference in the room if you pay attention to the details.
In this category you can combine endlessly with shapes. Make sure you alternate round with straight to make the room so playful. How do you do that? For example, choose a round or oval dining table and combine it with straight chairs. Or go for a round sofa in combination with a rectangular rug.
If you want to complete the whole thing, consider variation in structures. For example, choose velvet fabrics and also consider a corner with textured wallpaper. For example, textile wallpaper gives the room a lot of warmth. Prefer to go a step further? Then take a look at the sample books with 3D textured wallpaper at Piet’s Stoffering in Amersfoort or Waalwijk.
If you prefer to opt for neutral colors in your home, then Piet Klerkx is the place to be! The Japandi living style, for example, falls very well within this category. Basically you can choose five different shades ranging from off-white to walnut wood and brown accents. The colors in the image below represent the proportions nicely.
You can use the first three basic colors on the walls. As a result, the room is always soft and warm. You use the two colors below that in sofas, chairs and possibly a sideboard.
Tip: You don’t use all the colors at once. Choose three to work with in the base and a maximum of two as an accent. This way the distribution is always good.
You apply the small accents with a fresh color lilac or a deep color red. With lilac you make the room a little fresher and younger, with red you really make a statement. In any case, always go for a combination of refined home accessories and coarser elements. That really fits very well within this residential category!
How do you do that then?
For example, alternate a walnut sideboard with porcelain wall elements. Combine natural materials – such as a slatted wall – with accessories or an armchair made of teddy or boucle fabrics, and combine furniture with a matt look with shiny accessories. Organic shapes can also be used everywhere.
The combination of all these elements keeps it exciting, warm and cozy.
Architecture / modern
In this theme you go for color! Anyone who wants to banish white from their living room forever can go wild in this direction. Although the basis of your walls often still consists of a warm greige, gray or a grayish dark green, you can go in all directions with your furniture and accessories.
In addition, you can and can blow everything up. Convex benches and round chairs and a large seat are completely at home here. The 1970s are fully intertwined in this category and that is reflected in the yellow, brown and orange tones that you can play with endlessly.
Tip: Also really go for furniture with a color, but coordinate them! There may certainly be some contrasts, but keep an eye on the unity. For example, choose three main shades to play with when looking for sofas, dining tables, chairs and a rug.
If you want even more color, put a unit in your small accessories. Choose a maximum of two colors of cushions, candle holders or flower pots. This way you always keep an overview.
Not too heavy
Remember that the colors predominate, so don’t go for too heavy furniture. Opt for some refinement in your cupboards and take a look at a cool 3D wallpaper. Your fabrics may be more coarsely woven in the base, but alternate well with your pillows.
You can go all out, but make a mood board before you get started! Balance is key.
The Outside In
The very latest housing trend that we are currently seeing is a lot more rural. Coarse wooden tables are making a comeback and the linen fabrics can no longer be ignored from the books.
Tip: All colors are grayed out! You will not see deep, dark, full tones here. The whole has faded somewhat and the base also shows brown again.
If you are going on a furniture hunt, you can opt for a closed sofa to the floor and combine it with a chair with a vintage leather look, for example. The tabletops are less thick, but somewhat coarser in structure. The polished is gone. You are really looking for the natural weather in the material.
What can I combine?
With a more rural interior, the refinement is in the finish. The ribbed kitchen cabinets are slowly coming back and plants are also in full bloom here. You alternate heavy furniture with light fabrics. Semi-transparent, linen curtains and a sleek vase in combination with sturdy plants and clear shapes. Frills don’t come back here.
Have we helped you with these tips and do you want to get started? Then visit one of the Piet Klerkx branches to get advice and create your favorite interior.
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