You can add colour to your home in all shapes and sizes! Go large when you want to make a statement. A simple bold geometric design can be both calming and attractive on rugs or runners. Every now and then I hear someone say that they are afraid to use colour and stick with reliable shades of neutrals as a safe option. Comforting neutral shades are important to use with colour, because they add balance to a busy or saturated colour palette. There are many exquisite neutral colours including black and white which compliment vibrant hues. Try pinks, reds or oranges in smaller quantities first. Dot accessories around the room. Coasters, placemats and mugs are perfect for an occasional splash of colour, and can be put away again until the next time. Runner rugs are wonderful for dark narrow hallways. You can really afford to be bold here, because it tends to be an area we pass through. Colour trends change all the time, so stick with the colours you love. If you are using lots of different hues in the same area, remember to throw in some neutrals such as sand, stone, white or grey.
Below is a photo from my Instagram feed, I took on a trip to India whilst visiting family. I loved the vibrancy in the magenta of the turban. I then wondered how to translate this vibrancy into a home setting, without loosing the quality of that striking hue. The answer is in the colours that surround it. The off white, the tans, the deep grey of the shadow inside the shed, and even the warmer pink in the shawl the man is wearing is what makes it all work!