Over the last couple years, we saw an outpouring of design trends invade our homes. Some of them have stayed longer than others, while some were quickly pushed out the door. One of the biggest trends that continues to gain popularity: gray and white. You’ve repeatedly seen the monochromatic gray and white look, but we’re past the stage of monochromatic gray and white! Gray and white is still relevant, but now it’s all about adding in pops of color!
We get it, though. It is not always easy to commit to doing blue tile for flooring or green cabinets in your kitchen. There are some simple ways to add color that are also easy to switch out when you grow old of it. Take a look below at the simple ways you can add color into your gray and white home without having to make major commitments.
- Painting Your Kitchen Hood & Island
Painting your kitchen hood and island a fun accent color is a simple way to add a pop of color in your space. It also creates a focal point in the kitchen and gives a dramatic impact. The best part is that if in 5 years you want to change the color, just re-paint the hood and island!
- Vibrant Throw Pillows & Accessories
If you don’t want to purchase a bright colored sofa, opt for a neutral and use it as your backdrop for bright accessories. Make your sofa pop by adding fun throw pillows and a cozy, patterned throw blanket. Throw pillows can be customized to seasons, events, holidays, and allow for new themes throughout your home no matter the month. How about a throw rug on the hardwood floors? These are inexpensive and creative ways to completely change the feel of a space.
- Colorful Artwork
Find colorful artwork that speaks to you to hang in your home. Dedicate one wall to a certain artist or create a gallery wall of multiple pictures of the same object or color scheme. Artwork is something you can easily switch out or move to a different part of your house if you want to do something different later. It is a great accessory to use as a focal point and to cheer up and fill in empty space.
- Paint Unexpected Areas
A way to add pops of color to your home is to paint in unexpected areas. Turn a boring bookshelf into a fun piece by painting the back a bright hue, paint your stair railings or go to the more extreme and even paint your baseboards a cool color. The key is to take elements that are typically white and give them a colorful upgrade.
- Paint Your Doors
Paint your exterior front door or paint any door in your home an accent color! Not only does painting a door give your home a punch of color, but it’s also a project that can be done in one day. Good doors to use as accent doors are: laundry room, powder room, or pantry room.