Interior / September 3, 2018 / Emmaline Brenner.
Texture is particularly important if you are working within a particular color palette where the shades are very similar. When a monochromatic or analogous color scheme, make sure you choose items that heavily contrast. When they come together, they will bring a sense of harmony to the space. All that reasoning as to why you should use texture is well and good, but it only goes so far if you do not know how to effectively bring it into your home.
If you are not comfortable using strong hues in a big way start small, with key accessories like textiles pillows, throws, area rugs, that can be switched out as your mood changes. What are a few favorite decorating tricks for adding instant color to a room? Fresh flowers, books, lampshades. What are common color decorating mistakes?
This is precisely what did in this music room by using statement orange curtains and tangerine lamps while letting the blue and white recede to a single armchair. It ties in blue to fit in with the rest of the house. It is a huge proponent of painting things white, especially furniture. White modernizes and freshens. People are afraid of their old grandmothers found furniture, but their forms are so fabulous and remain timeless.
You also have an innate reaction to color. For example, when you look at red, it does increase your heart rate. It is a stimulating color. This goes back to caveman days of fire and danger and alarm. You also have learned certain associations with color, such as red making your heart race since it is linked with fire trucks and ambulances, in other words, alarm, or yellow having positive association simply because it was the color of your beloved grandmothers kitchen.