Colour blocking has been a popular fashion trend for some time now and it is a trend that can also work effectively with furniture. Using a couple of statement pieces in bold bright colours can instantly update the look of a living room. Colour blocking will work best in neutral surroundings as this will help the balance of the overall look of the room and prevent colour overload. For the newcomer to colour blocking it may be best to start by choosing colours that appear next to each other on the colour wheel such as oranges with reds.
For a more adventurous design colours which are opposite each other on the colour wheel such as orange and blue will create a striking contrast. The most important point to remember is that the colours need to be in solid blocks not simply touches of colours in the furnishings.
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A sofa is often the focal point of a living room so it is a good place to start when considering how to introduce colour blocking to the room. It is preferable to choose a simple fabric and leather can be a good option as it will complement any sort of rich colour. A leather Chesterfield sofa is a timeless furniture classic which can be brought up to date by choosing a brighter colour such as orange. Contrasting the orange Chesterfield sofa with shades of blue in the room would ensure that the sofa stood out against the background.
A wide choice of bold colours is available from LuxDeco’s luxury sofas. These include a plush velvet red sofa that is circular and designed to sit in the centre of the room where it would be a definite focal point. For a more traditional choice Luxdeco also have a standard shaped sofa with a bright teal blue which would be a stunning colour blocking option and could easily be teamed with bright green cushions for an attractive contrast.
Colour blocking can be an opportunity to experiment with the look of your living room and be as bold or as subtle as you want. Designer Van Day Truex once said that “rich colours are typical of a rich nature” so let your nature decide on how much colour blocking to introduce into your living room.