How you use color says so much about your Signature Style. It’s a glimpse into who you really are. Look at your wardrobe. Chances are you have colorful clothes. Even it you wear lots of black, I’m guessing you pair it with blouses and turtlenecks in colors that make you feel good.
The same thing should apply to your personal decorating. So many people are afraid of color, they choose none. Their walls have the same “builder’s beige” from when they moved in or simply settle with white. (I don’t care what the label says; white in its multitude of shades is still white!)
Monochromatic rooms are a challenge to pull off in interior design. An all white room can be beautiful and effective if you pay very close attention to detail. That means you need lots of texture, various shades and tints of white and (I can’t help myself) a touch or splash of a contrasting color. It’s even more effective when the room has lots of windows with natural light.
Although this room has white walls and furniture, the wood floor, area rug and dining room chairs and table add other pale hues and textures. The round light shades and plants soften the sharp angles and horizontal lines in the room. Little touches of black and silver (media unit, window frames, fireplace and stack) keep the room vibrant. The lime green wall and little accessories add a brilliant punch of color. Had the green wall been another shade of white, the room would be more calm and serene, but not nearly as beautiful.
That’s may opinion. I would love to hear what you think. Lime green wall or all white? Leave your comment below.