Jul 19, 2011
Translating Trends: Color Blocking
Warm weather always inspires the confidence to be bold! Every summer, I love to welcome bright color trends back into the world of fashion and home decor. The trend that seems to currently be leading the pack is color blocking, a pattern that consists of a solid sections of color. This look has been popping up on the design scene since the Modernism movement during the early 20th century. here’s a reason that this trend is as cyclical as the seasons. At the risk of sounding oxymoronic, I must say it: Color blocking is a classic trend! It’s a great and easy way to update your interiors because it's intensity can be tailored to meet your comfort level, and the color scheme can be customized for any room. Here are five easy ways to infuse your home with this "classic trend": Walls This is perhaps the most common way to integrate color blocking into the home. Broad blocks of blod hues can modernize a space. Try a series of accent walls throughout your home, or keep it contained to one room like this modern nursery featured in Cookie magazine. Be sure to dedicate enough time and effort to execute this trend, as a tiny slip of the brush will have noticeable effects. Just keep the finished product in mind...it will be worth the hard work! Furniture Check out shops that carry modernist furnishings to find furniture inspired by color blocking. (Think CB2, IKEA, and Design Within Reach, to name a few...) If you’re up for the challenge, paint your own! Take a bookshelf (new or old!) cover it in white paint, and then paint each self a different bold color. Take it a step further and group your books together based on color. IKEA. Chroma disks, hung artfully on a wall would certainly become conversation pieces. Diane vonFurstenberg. Or line a black shelf with red, green, and blue vases. Color blocking is all about the pop, regardless of form. Take a chance and have some fun!
image via DVF.com