Three Options for Modern Color Palettes

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Lately we have seen a huge growth in new clients interested in trading in their current style, for a more modern décor. Whether it’s a big life change or just one big move, we are seeing people leap into the world of modern design. We are so excited to see this growth and want to support our clients in everyway possible, so today I am sharing a few thoughts on selecting a Modern Color Palette.

The palette variations below are speaking specifically to classic modern design (no mid century, boho, or the like, just clean, modern design). So if you are drawn to sleek, clean lines, sharp design, and a play on empty, open spaces, read on.

Below are the three easy options for a modern color palette

First things first, modern design does not mean Grey palettes and only grey palettes. Many newcomers to the style have the preconceived notion that modern design means only grey, white, or black palettes; but this isn’t the case.

Option 1: Only Neutrals
Ok, yes. If all grey or all white and black is what your heart desires, go for it!
This style is best accentuated with minimal ornamentation and accents of texturally (or lack-of-texturally) interesting items, such as large mirrors and metallic objects (goods or furniture).

If you are looking for a softer look, throw in wooden and/or fabric-upholstered pieces.

If you want to harden the look, go with leather-upholstered pieces and metal frames.

Option 2: All neutrals + one accent color
This is one of the easiest tricks in the book: you can kick those neutrals up a notch, by tying in one accent color. Don’t worry too much about what color it is, so long as it brings you joy and you maintain it as the uniform color in your space.
You may bring the color in through furniture, art, or the like.

Option 3: Color
Bringing color into a modern space is all about playing up the use of space and lines. So long as the space maintains an overall minimal feel; aka that it lacks much ornamentation (knick knacks, too many frames, too many textures, etc.) you will have plenty of visual-space for color. Also, you want to be sure that the colorful pieces provide sharp, straight lines.