Keep it Fresh with Color
Keeping up with color trends in design doesn’t mean that you need to overhaul your space every year. But replacing them with new colors prevails for a longer time, freshening up the area space. Especially when that color is Greenery, PANTONE 15-0343, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017. Greenery is a beautiful shade of green that goes well in any season and with all types of décor. One of the easiest ways to bring in a new color is with textiles such as rugs, draperies, and pillows. Our focus is rugs here. Decorating the floor with rugs maintains the overall look of a room. So today I am going to talk about how to bring in the green by using rugs.
In more traditional rooms, a rug with greenery in nature patterns brings a modern freshness to the room space. An oversized natural rug with large-scale leaf prints goes well in a sunroom with dark wicker furnishings. A lime green flokati topped with massive black or white floor cushions and a jute footstool doing double duty as a small table makes a unique and comfy hang-out space, perfect for hours of gaming or those Netflix binges! Rice rugs, or tatami, have a natural green hue and make a great base for your room decor.
It brings light and freshness and newness to your space. The rug that you choose anchors your design, don’t be afraid to treat it as an art piece. Picture a beautiful woven rug, cobalt blue on one end, speckled with bright, lush green, creamy almond in a subtle ombre that easily directs your eye from one end to the other.
Leave about 11 inches of space from the edge of the rug to the wall on all sides, so that your eye sweeps from one end of the room to the other, showcasing your beautiful furnishings without blending into the background. Not overpowering, yet balanced, fresh, beautiful and trendy. It would go well with a sleek, caramel-colored Italian leather sofa as well as a vintage velvet Chesterfield in a funky color.
When considering color trends as an inspiration for your design, think beyond new paint, think about your fifth wall i.e., the floor. Don’t treat a rug as just that thing you protect your floors with, treat it as a crucial element of design. Let color trends be your guide in case you are indecisive about what direction you want to go. Remember, have fun, don’t be afraid to let your personality into your space, plant a rug and see what blooms!