On my previous post I showed you gray furniture that had a little warmer feel to it. I also showed you some paint colors that go with gray. Here, I have furniture from CR Laine that is also gray but a little on the cooler side. See the turquoise accents? Another color trend that has popped up in 2010.
So today, I’ll show you how to marry these two hues in your home with an updated look starting with fabric. Thought I was going to say paint color right? Maybe in the next post but today, I’ll be taking about using trendy color in your window treatments, pillows and ottomans.
The great thing about gray is that it’s what I call a quiet color. Also in the previous post I described a quiet color as any hue that is just soft or neutral enough to really go unnoticed in the home. Turquoise for example, is definitely not a quiet color. You have to be super careful on how you use this happy hue in your home without getting slapped in the face with it when you come enter a room.
Since turquoise became color of the year in 2010, many brave people jumped right in and painted their walls some shade of turquoise. The problem with that is your are really locked into what you can do with the rest of your home when your wall color is so very specific. You may also tire of this color in a year or two which is way too soon to repaint.
Now if you choose to use turquoise in just your accessories, which many Designers suggest to do if you’re not quite sure of any bright hue, than you are good to go.
So today, color trend #1 which I’ll just label gray for now will be the main color choice in your home with color trend #2, turquoise, as the accent color in the room.
Staring off with a cool gray sofa like shown in the room scene above as the main theme for your room, add splashes of turquoise to liven it up and update your home in a flash.
This plaid is super cute! Here you have just enough turquoise to liven any room. Use this fabric in a tab top drapery panel for a more modern feel verses a very traditional style panel such as pinch pleat.
Be careful if you choose a fabric with heavy or busy pattern. It may get a bit dizzying on a larger scale but may be the perfect choice for a pillow or ottoman.
If you have small room and don’t want to add pattern, than solids work just fine! Throw in a nice spot of turquoise with this ottoman, put your feet up and enjoy your color!