Color blocking has gone beyond fashion and has moved into home decor. Find out how to add this fresh and modern pop of color to your living room, bedroom, kitchen — and even your kids’ rooms.
Color blocking, the technique of using contrasting blocks of color, is the perfect way to give your home a fresh splash of color. If you are not quite ready to reupholster your furniture in bold shades, incorporating these color-blocked home accessories is a great way to ease into this home decor trend.
Modernize your living room
Give your living space that extra “wow” factor by incorporating a color-block curtain panel, such as this Kendall Color Block Grommet Curtain Panel. The top section of the curtain features a soft peacock color, while the bottom block features a contrasting camel color. Pull in the blue or camel colors throughout your space by adding in throw pillows or vases with these same color hues (Curtainworks, starting at $17).
If your living space features neutral colors, throw in a pop of color with a color-block vase, such as this Cold Stripes Vase, which would look modern with some bright yellow flowers peeking out. The key to a cohesive look when color blocking is to repeat these same colors throughout the room in interesting ways (CB2.com, $10).
Another fresh take on color blocking is to use varying hues of the same color, such as this Blue Block Rug, which features blocks of dark and light shades of blue. Pull in those same colors by buying throw pillows with the same varying shades of blue, and use one more accent color, such as yellow, red or orange, to give your room a modern feel (CB2.com, $600).
Bold colors in your bedrooms
Have fun with bold colors that aren’t too overwhelming by incorporating color blocking in your bedding. This Color Block Duvet Set in Salmon is a great choice as it is reversible, with one side salmon and taupe and the other side white and taupe. The color-blocked pillows tie this modern look together (Fab.com, starts at $129).
Add some unique and interesting wall decor that incorporates bold blocks of colors, such as these cool and quirky Colorblocked Antler Curio — or, if you are a DIY type of gal, you can easily paint your own color-blocked antlers (Anthropologie, $98).
Hang a mirror that shows your colorful side with the frame featuring bold colors, such as this Multi-Colored Rustic Mirror. Feeling crafty? Paint your own frame on your mirror for a customized look (Pottery Barn, $179).
Cute and quirky kitchen ideas
One easy and fun way to add some color to your kitchen is with these whimsical color-blocked coffee mugs. Display these mugs in your kitchen on mug hooks. Mix and match the bold colors to create the perfect palette for your taste (Aplusrstore.com, $15).
This colorful yellow and orange color-block teapot will brighten up your kitchen — and it’s functional to boot. This colorful teapot is a lovely choice to add a bit of modern charm to your kitchen (aplusrstore.com, $64).
Lastly, you can’t help but love the unexpected pop of color in these Dip Dyed Stools. These stools would be perfect sitting at the bar in your kitchen or as added seating for your table (Serena & Lily, $58).
Colorful kid’s room
Color blocking is a great way to create a festive atmosphere in your kids’ rooms. These colorful chalkboard blocks are actually decals that stick right on your wall. Your kids can draw, practice their homework or leave messages on these colorful blocks. The best part? They can easily be removed. Keep the colorful scheme going by painting the arms and legs of a wooden chair and desk blue, yellow, orange and white (Land of Nod, $12 each).
You can also add in some color-blocking fun with this stylish Mondrian — Composition A Lamp, which features bold blocks of yellow, blue, orange, white and black. You can actually customize the lamp shape to create the colors that would work best in your home (Zazzle, $45).