Colour blocking is a trend that has been around in Interior Design and Home Decorating for years, however it has not always come with this trend driven name. The fashion runways were full of bright colour block inspired garments in spring of 2010, some designers chose to colour block with two garments in bold bright colours mixed and others created designs with colour blocking as the main statement. This trend in fashion really brought the term ‘colour blocking’ back to life in the design community. Colour blocking has always been around in design, using bright pops of different colours to create a big statement.
Here are a few ways you can incorporate colour blocking into your home:
1. Striped or colour blocked fabric for curtains or throw pillows (You could even sew a large band of colour on an existing panel).
2. Using different colour large furniture pieces, ie. sofa and chairs in different colours with accents to add pop.
3. Accessories are a great way to add a small amount of colour blocking to any space. If you group a few objects of each colour together it will create a subtle colour block.
4. Throw pillows are a great way to add colour blocking to your existing space, just add a ton of pillows in different bright shades to your sofa.
5. Paint is definitely the best way to create a HUGE impact with this trend, you can see the inspiration in the photos above. From painting a feature wall in electric pink to painting the backing of a bookshelf multi colours. A simple DIY could be painting a canvas in a colour block-style stripe!
What do you think of colour blocking for the home? Would you go BIG or small with this trend in your space?
Product Images: All available at Mountain Home Decor in Whistler, BC. 1. Assorted velvet and silk throw pillows, 2. Grey and blue multi-tone striped vases, 3. Four piece art set, 4. Green and blue laquer round tray, 5. ‘Wishbone’ inspired chair, 6. Red multi large painting.