Today’s hottest trend is blowing the white walls of the minimalist movement away by designing around one stunning color and adding one additional color accent in the room décor. If your Boulder home has been feeling stark, unstimulating or even boring, you could be suffering from the negative effects of not enough color in your minimalist palette.
Some scientists have found that an absence of color in our surroundings can have a negative effect on our mental and emotional health. A careful use of color, combined with a minimalist look, can keep from overwhelming the senses while providing the energy and mental clarity that you want from your home. If it’s a peaceful oasis you’re looking for, choose a subdued color palette and enjoy the relaxing effects that a little bit of color can bring.
How to implement color into your minimalist design
To expand on the original minimalist design we’ve seen in the past couple years, you can start by choosing the best color for your walls and ceilings. A unified color on both the walls and ceilings can make quite a lovely impression, but some rooms may not be able to handle that much color and a neutral ceiling color would help break it up. In addition to the look you want to achieve, whether you paint the ceilings the same color as the walls may depend on your budget.
Once you have the wall color determined, choose an accent color that will really stand out against it, or blend in peacefully with it, depending on the amount of energy you want in your room. This accent color can show up in any of a number of places such as: throw pillows, accent chair, flower arrangement, or eye-catching ornaments on a bookshelf or mantle. You will want three or four pieces featuring the accent color spaced around the room. The other décor in the room should be minimalistic.
What color to choose for your walls
While any color could be a viable option when working out a minimalist design, we’ve been seeing a lot of muted blues and dusty greens being used. You don’t have to be restricted to those colors, however. If you love lavender and the westerly sun makes the room glow, choose a deep lavender. If you’re crazy about coral and have a bright east-facing room, choose the shade that makes you feel energized.
What accent color to choose
If you’ve chosen a vibrant wall color, you may want to choose an accent color that’s more subtle to bring the tone down a little and to reinforce the minimalist design. If you have a dusty color on your walls, you can pair it with another muted color or you can go bright with an eye-catching accent.
For example: a medium blue wall goes nicely with either olive or sunflower yellow. A sage wall goes well with smoky blue or a range of purple hues. A greige wall would look great with indigo or burnt orange.
How to get started designing a minimalist color palette
At Jacobsen Brothers, we go the extra mile to make your choices less overwhelming. We understand the minimalist design and we know how to help you achieve it. Our in-house designer is always here to help you choose the exact color that will work the best by using natural light and creating just the right mood for the room, without adding clutter and chaos.
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