I am gonna share a little secret about myself: I love color!
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As much I find the farmhouse style appealing, the neutral aspect of it is only background for me. I do love bright white, gray and black, and wood tones for my blank canvas, but from there pops of color are what makes my heart sing!
I have a tendency to choose one or two colors at a time, and right now green is my thing! You know the green I am talking about: Kelly Green from the Crayola box. That vintage-y, bright, happy green from childhood. I chose Evergreen paint from Dixie Belle Paint Company.
A friend of mine bought a chair I flipped a while ago and she let me take this one that it would replace. I decided to be bold with my color choice and I could not be happier with it!
Go With A Neutral Background
Basic neutrals as a background are perfect for starters. They allow your colors to really take center stage. Neutrals act like a blank canvas for you to have fun with your color!
Don’t Go Crazy
You do not need to add color everywhere. Personally, it is the “pops” of color that I love. Small pieces that add color and continuity in a room can really brighten things up. Be sure to add a few pops of that one color to create an allover look.
Do What You Want
Yes, I said it. Use any color that YOU like. It is easy to get caught up in the latest trends, but YOU need to happy with the look of your home. Are you a purple lover? Use purple. Red makes you happy? Go with red! Do not get stuck in doing what everyone else is doing.
Stick With What You Pick
Once you decide on a color (or two) to introduce, stick with it. Adding too much color will overwhelm the eye and appear to be random. You are shooting for a cohesive look. Remember that you can always change things up when you get tired of your color choices. This is one of the benefits of a neutral background!
Color does not need to be scary as long as you start small and are thoughtful in your choices. There is no need for a boring, bland color palette in your home!
Here are some fun and colorful decor items I came across:
Happy decorating, friends!
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