By Natzu Shimizu. Interior. Friday, October 06th 2017, 07:43:21 AM.
This fantastic open kitchen has several shades of warm and cool neutrals with just a small strip of gold. When you use just a tiny amount of a bold color in an otherwise neutral space be sure to put the color on something that you want to draw the eye to such as the quartz countertop here.
Create an illusion. Where you choose to use light and dark colors can have a huge influence on a space. In this lofty white room the ceiling and walls down to the picture rail have been painted black helping to visually lower the high ceiling for a much cozier mood. Or try painting the end wall of a long narrow room black to visually bring it forward.
Create a feature wall. Embrace the dark side with a single feature wall. The black wall in this room helps to put the bed and lights at center stage while the remaining white walls and crisp white bedding keep the look airy.
This sophisticated bedroom gets a nice punch of color via furniture and decorative accessories in happy shades of coral. Because the coral elements are spread throughout the room it doesn't feel overly colorful and your eye is able to move about the space taking it all in. Additionally the white elements in the room keep the taupey‐tan hues from looking too muddy.
Achieving the right proportion of accent wall to other wall space is crucial. Here wood‐paneled walls go beyond just an accent but work beautifully thanks to a high ceiling and a neutral palette.
A touch of luxury. Leather is synonymous with luxury. Here the touchable headboard doubles as a room divider and is offset with white cast‐concrete light fittings to keep the look contemporary and interesting.
Add shine. Hanging a mirror in a dark painted hallway will add lightness and a sense of space without taking away from the dark aesthetic. This convex design reflects the whole space adding depth.
Shades of purple are thought to have a calming effect so they are a smart choice for a bedroom. Mix small hits of pinks and purples with larger swaths of warm whites for a pretty soft and soothing sleeping space.