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|Inspired by fashion: How to add color to your home design|
While I was having lunch the other day, a girl wearing a gray tee, white ankle-skinny jeans and neon pink T-straps walked by. The whole outfit had me at "hello," but it was the sandals that made me stop her to ask where she found them.
One could set out to decorate a room by taking a cue from this stylish girl. The gray top balanced the brightness of the bright white denim while the vibrant pink sandals lent a bold yet playful air.
In a room, a pop of color like highlighter pink can provide a vivid splash of interest to an otherwise neutral palette and keep it from being blase or overly sweet.
As you can see below, a shot of color can liven up a home and create focal points in a room. For those of you shy about using bold color, start small. Give yourself permission to go outside your comfort zone.
Floral rendered in fluoro pink by the talented artist/designer Carolyn Quartermaine.
Kerry Pitt-Hart has designed jewelry for Anthropologie, is a Getty Images contributor and is working on a children's book. She finds inspiration in the beauty of things as they are, Hellenistic sculpture, Chinese calendar posters of the 1910s and creatures that make their homes in the sea. She'll be lending her creative eye to KCMag.com's exlusive home design blog.