“Just add a pop of color,” is not just another interior designer catchphrase. Think of a “pop” as an exclamation point. The purpose is to use a color with emphasis. When you see it, you can’t miss it. However, it does not whack you over the head when you enter a room, it captures your attention, pulls you in. A pop of color can be as simple as placing an aqua throw and matching pillows on a khaki sofa, or these artfully placed bowls of fruit on a kitchen countertop. Notice how the blue glass bowls and lemons really stand out. Matchy matchy can become boring without an injection of a pop of an unpredicted color. Artful placement of this pop of color is more challenging and can be quite unexpected, but this is when it really gets fun. Imagine how cool this pink shower floor would look in an all white bathroom. Speaking of bathrooms, adding a shot of yellow and green engages your eye and gives the room interest. Colored vent hoods are textbook examples of a pop of color, a happy unexpected surprise. By now you may be aware of my new obsession with good looking kitchen ventilation, but if you want more click here. When in doubt, those orange boxes will do.
There are many times when the decorating in a room can start to feel redundant. This is when using a pop of color can make a huge difference between ho-hum and wow. Take a look at your interiors, do they need a little oomph? Where can you use a pop of color?