The hottest, new interior decorating trend sweeping Upstate South Carolina and beyond is the evolution of yesterday’s white and black minimalist décor into a stimulating, but simplistic, color. Gone are the sterile rooms of yesterday. Today’s home artists want a more energizing look to wake them up and keep them on task.
How does it work?
With the walls a welcoming color, one accent color is introduced with a strategic piece of furniture. The end result is still a minimalist touch, but with the beauty of a clever use of color. Your designer at A Perfectionist Touch can help you choose the perfect color to branch into your own version of minimalism.
Why not white and black?
There are two main catalysts responsible for segueing the minimalist movement into a simple but profound use of color. First, some people who went severely minimalist with their possessions quickly found themselves bored with the look. And, even bored with life in general.
The second reason is that studies have shown that being surrounded in such a sterile environment can actually be detrimental to your mental and emotional health, whereas a smart use of color can be stimulating and engaging.
Where’s the science coming from?
We can learn a lot about the science of colors from research done for hospitals. Hospitals use a calm green or powdery blue to encourage mental and emotional health while the body heals. They also have found that having a darker color at the bottom of a wall, and graduating it to a lighter shade in the upper part of the wall, helps patients who are disoriented or waking up from a surgery.
What about an accent color?
You can have a professional application of color on your walls and ceiling, brought to you by A Perfectionist Touch, and then add your own accent color through an eye-catching chair, a flower arrangement, a colored décor box on a shelf, or other décor items. Having your accent color appear in 3 or 4 places in small amounts or 1 or 2 places in larger amounts is enough to tie in your theme to draw the most interest from your wall color.
What wall color possibilities are there?
You can choose from any of your favorite colors and branch out from there. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Smoky cornflower blue – with a possible accent color of sunset orange, sunflower yellow, burnished lime or midnight blue.
- Dusty field green – with a possible accent color of Aztec orange, royal blue, sunshine yellow or intense purple.
- Deep lavender – with a possible accent color of sage green, true blue, seafoam or grassy green.
Call today for your free consultation
To get started working with our designer on a minimalist color that can bring you joy, call us at (864) 325-2722 or fill out our fast inquiry form and we’ll schedule your free initial consultation. We’ll work with you to design a minimalist color that can have you feeling fresh, organized, and ready to tackle each day.