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Decorating by Color Blocking

Color blocking – a trend that has come back into fashion since the ‘70’s, is an easy way to highlight a feature wall. You can easily use this trend to decorate the interiors and freshen up your home. Color blocking is done by selecting zones on a wall and painting them a different color from the main wall. There are endless possibilities for color blocking and you can find inspiration in almost anything you like. Here are few color blocking ideas which could inspire you to use the same on your walls and accessories.

Start with White

Paint your walls white and then decorate the room with furniture and objects from the same color family—all blues and sea-greens, for instance, or all orange and hot pink. This sixties- inspired look will make your room shine. You can try the trend on a smaller scale by incorporating it into any number of decor pieces. Pic Courtesy

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Don’t forget the vertical aspect of the room, add you shade to the top of your room via light fixtures and at bottom with area rugs. Pic Courtesy

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Make an Accent Wall

Give a dramatic entrance with your color blocking scheme, paint an accent wall in chosen bold shade. Scatter the items in the same shade throughout the room to tie it together. Pic Courtesy

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Accessories

Gather accessories to bring color blocking scheme in sync with the rest of the room. Bunch of cushions and throw pillows, curtains, rugs can carry the color blocking theme perfectly. A lot of stores now carry accessories that are color-blocked themselves with bold patterns. Hang curtains in one of your chosen colors. Paint the window trim in the neutral color in your palette. Place an area rug on the floor. The rug should be solid colored or have a geometric pattern, and it should be either the same color as the curtains or the color in the palette that doesn’t appear in the window design.Pic Courtesy

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Subtle Look

Color blocking can turn intense if there are too many clashing shades. Use a subtle effect by simply keeping everything complimenting the neutral base. Avoid sticking to a single shade, or choosing contrasting colors. Pic Courtesy

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Spreading  the Color

Think about proportion when spreading the color around a room, think of distributing color at the ratio of 70/20/10. Use the lightest to cover the room on the major level and use the bold colors for minimal but complementing spread. Pic Courtesy

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Shades of Neutral

Add a shade of brown, gray, beige, tinted white or black that complements the first two colors. For example, to complement red and burnt orange, choose a dusty brown or a yellowy beige. Using a neutral color as the third tone in your color blocking helps ensure the colors aren’t too overwhelming. Pic Courtesy

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