Simple Ways to Add Some Color to Your Spring!

Hello! I’m Elizabeth Bland, Che Bella’s newest interior designer.  I’ve been here just over a month and I am so excited to be part of such a great team!  I am really looking forward to working with Che Bella clients on their various design projects.

For my first blog post, I thought some simple tips on adding color to your interior would be a good way to help break out from the winter doldrums!  After this long winter, we all need some inspiration to remind us that spring is just around the corner (well, it better be!).  If you are struggling with choosing a color, check out our post on 2014 fashion and interior color trends.  Whether you are looking to add small or large doses of color, below are some great, and simple, ideas for changing up your home for spring!

Update an existing light fixture

While you may chose neutral fixtures for the majority of your space, consider adding a pop with a colored light fixture.  It can help tie your whole color scheme together and add interest to the oft-forgotten fifth plane – the ceiling!

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Pick plumbing fixtures in unexpected colors

White isn’t the only choice for plumbing anymore! Some of you who have lived with blue or yellow (or avocado!) plumbing fixtures may be reluctant to chose a color again, but the new fixture colors are generally softer and more muted.  A not-white plumbing fixture selection can also add an unexpected element to the design and coordinate better with your countertop or cabinetry selections.  These colors are less likely to get old over time because they are more on the neutral side.  You can always change wall paint colors or add in new towels to mix things up.  If you want to add some interest to your space, don’t discount colored plumbing options!

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Brighten up your sofa

While we as designers typically urge clients to chose a neutral fabric for big-ticket upholstered pieces, that does not mean you should be afraid to add a little color.  A small piece, or even a larger one, upholstered in a colored fabric, can add some serious punch to your space.  Neutral fabrics in different textures can be selected for other upholstery to keep the space from feeling too loud.  If you have a great piece of furniture, and are not afraid of a little color, mix things up!

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Consider bold draperies

If you still have bare or boring windows, don’t waste this opportunity to add some color and pattern!  Choose something that coordinates with any existing fabrics like bedding or pillows and your windows will complement your design, not detract from it.

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Paint cabinetry or furniture a bold color

Painting existing cabinetry that is still in good shape is a great way to update a space that may not need a complete remodel.  Consider this for smaller scale cabinets, like vanities, too.

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Stage your built-ins or bookcases

We could dedicate an entire post on how to update and stage your bookcases! But a couple simple ideas are to re-arrange your books and accessories by color or wallpaper the bookcase backs in your favorite paper to make everything pop.

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Don’t forget finishing touches

Perhaps the simplest tip is to just add a colorful rug, art, accessory or even flowers.  Those little details really help bring a room together!

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Hope this gave you some inspiration for adding a little bit of spring to your space.  We would love to hear how you add color to your space! Do you change it up seasonally or just when the mood strikes? Let us know in the comments!

 

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