Let’s begin with a touch of blush, shall we?! Pink has made a huge comeback in recent years. In fact, rosy hues are going strong this fall, from the most saturated of burgundies to the softest of pinks. Below we see a collection of vases (both in the foreground and the background). Layering color through tabletop decor is an easy way to make a big impact.
Going one shade darker (or more vibrant) than your wall color can add dimension and depth to a room. Slightly rosy wall + pink flowers = an elegant display of blush:
Incorporate a range of elements in shades of the same color. Eggplant reigns in the space below, from ottoman and shelf to vase and pillow:
Yellows and Blues
Yellow and blue take center stage in the photos that follow. Golden yellow pillows and rug designs are warm and welcoming in the space below, while a radiant yellow table pops, adding another layer of sunny goodness. It never hurts to go extra bold with one vibrant item.
Can royal blue share the same space as grey-blue? Abso-blue-tely! Try unlikely shade pairings of the same color. You may be surprised by how well they synchronize.
Go all out with by saturating your space with rich tones. Layer light and dark blue pillows. In a room with blue walls. Too much? Not if it’s the right shade of blue…
Shades of Grey
Grey is today’s hottest neutral. No wonder so many designers and brands use it as the backdrop color of choice when it comes to product photography. Grey cabinetry pairs beautifully with grey stone in the kitchen. Need proof? See below!
Lush, textured fabrics can make an all-grey room a multi-faceted space. Add decadent elements such as blossoming branches (and large, modern accents like sculptural lighting):
Did you ever notice how when you focus on incorporating one color, certain shades and variations can resemble other colors? Are the rug and solid pillows below grey? Or deep, dark eggplant?
Something blue is definitely going on in the grey space below. But it’s subtle…
And it’s hard to deny the beige-y brown element in this bedroom filled with grey:
Warm Wood and Neutrals
Speaking of beige and brown, let’s end today’s post with a collection of rooms that celebrate warms and neutrals. Try placing wooden furniture in front of brown-toned walls for an extra dash of earthy style. Earthy-modern is the name of this game:
Even in a grey room, warm tones can command the space, especially if you layer. Combine wooden trim with other warm elements, such as brown bottles:
When brown paneling meets brown shelving and a sculptural brown bowl, modern design is nothing less than warm and inviting. Layering the same shade of brown can produce powerful results. In the space below, it’s about repetition rather than color variation:
Then again, a patterned rug can introduce a range of shades and tones:
When beige meets brown, soft neutrals are heightened by bold definition. Light and dark tones in the same color family are powerful. And elegant, especially when quilted textures meet veined stone!
Explore the different directions that neutral tones can take. For example, beige can veer into rose territory, especially with the right accessories (and even a hint of lavender goodness).
Here’s to the power of layering! Happy tone-on-tone decorating…