Choosing Colors to Compliment Your Room
Experimenting with colors in a room is a great way to bring some life and excitement to your decor. Whether you are selecting art to match the colors already in your room, or you are using a particular piece of art as a muse, try some of these tips on choosing inspiring color combinations:
- For an on organized and “put together” feel, create a visual link. If your sofa or curtains have a prominent color, choose a piece of art that will compliment that color. A great example of this can be seen in the photo below of Statements2000 metal wall painting “Quiet Rhapsody“. The shades of green in the wall art compliment the green in the sofa perfectly.
- For a more daring look, create contrast by using complimentary colors. Try combinations like blue and orange or purple and yellow.
- Create a warm atmosphere by using shades of a color or colors with the same tone throughout the room. For example, dark brown to beige or warm colors like red to yellow.
- Picking one or two bold colors from your piece of art and incorporating them in the room makes the painting look and feel as if it belongs in that very spot. You can choose to use these colors on the walls of your room, in curtains or in smaller accessories such as vases or throw pillows. An example of this can be seen in the picture below of Statements2000 piece entitled “Confused Passion“.
When choosing colors for your room, avoid:
- Using too many dark colors. Make sure you provide a good balance. If you choose a darker color, like brown, for your walls then choose art and furniture with a lighter shade like cream or beige.
- Introducing too many bright colors. One or two brightly colored accent pieces may provide a good “pop” of color, but more than that can be distracting.
- Selecting colors that do not go together or that clash. Combinations like navy blue and black or grey and brown confuse the eye and don’t flow naturally.
You are now well on your way to creating a space that is cohesive and visually stimulating. To get started decorating your space, visit the Statements2000 shop and view Jon Allen’s colorful and inspirational fine metal art.