White rooms are completely versatile and can either create a modern sophisticated feeling of serenity or make a fun artistic impact on the energy of a space with a pop of color. If you have a neutral room that is predominately white, cream, gray, or black, one of the neatest and most unique ways to decorate is through a pop of color. That’s because this decorating idea will draw the eye, create impact, and add something attractive to the space. If you are working to liven up a neutral room, one of the ways to add a splash of color is through artwork. Adding a pop of color has been a really fun way to liven and brighten a very neutral color palette of a room. The best ways to add those pops of colors is deciding first if you want a warm color palette or a cool color palette.
The One Pop
If you want things to be the most dramatic, then keep your color splash to just one focal object. Think about a color that appeals to you the most. Also, keep in mind mood:
- Warm colors – reds, oranges, and yellows – create energy.
- Cool colors – blues, purples, and greens – create calm and relaxation.
Warm tones work well in spaces that are energetic by nature, like the kitchen and dining room. Cool tones work better in relaxing spaces like living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms.
Once you have considered what color you want to use, simply keep everything else in the space the same neutral shade. Then, choose a piece of art that has your preferred color and hang it in a predominate place in the space. This will certainly draw the eye and create drama. Create drama with not just an art piece on the wall but with pops of artwork on your cutting boards or placemats!
Another option to add a splash of color is to add pops of the shade throughout the room. For example, if your space is mostly neutral and you want to add in red, here is how you could do it: simply add in little piece of red, including throw pillows, fleece throws, and wall art. Just make sure you keep those color pops to a minimal so they remain pops and they do not become a cumbersome and predominant shade. You can do this with almost any color, and you may even wish to use different shades of the same hue.
Wall art is a great way to add pops of color to a room because you can actually work off of it. Once you pick a piece of art, you can choose different colors within it to add small pops throughout the room. This is a great way to keep everything cohesive while creating drama and aesthetic beauty in the space.
Remember that rules about mood continue to apply. Warm tones are energetic and cool tones are calming. Keep this in mind when you choose to add color pops to a room of any type.
If you want to do something dramatic and beautiful in a neutral room, consider livening it up with splashes of color. There are different ways to do this, but make sure you always incorporate artwork. That’s one of the best ways to make the space pop with color whether it is the only splash in the room or it works with other pieces of décor.