Love it or Leave it — Color Blocking

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Photo: Remodelista.com

Photo: Remodelista.com

Here at Krrb we’re constantly immersed in the latest design trends and we’re not mad about that! Often times there are some trends we come across that we can’t seem to agree upon. Today Chrissy and Mateo check out what creative people are doing with color blocking and decide if they love it, or want to leave it.

Adding pops of color in ones home is definitely a very personal taste preference. While some people are partial to neutral tones, others love adding a bit of spunk to their space. Whether you’re all about white on white or prefer neon, here’s a question for you—what are your thoughts on color blocking? Sure, we’ve all seen it on runway models and street style fashionistas, but do you think it’s a hit or miss in the home? We’ve been checking out some of our favorite decor blogs and rounded up some looks that caught our eye.

Photo: Design4interior.com

Photo: Design4interior.com

You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who would paint a third of a door (including the hardware) a bright yellow, and that’s a shame because this really works. What’s really interesting about this color blocking choice is that the artwork on the wall and the couch pillow wouldn’t look as great without the door to anchor it. And the combination of white, black, and calm brown wood tones is just as important to overall look because it provides visual rest from the neon colors. This living space is bright, balanced, and one-of-a-kind! – Mateo

Photo: Vintagerevivals.com

Photo: Vintagerevivals.com

Ok, so I have to admit that I’m one of those people that doesn’t allow pops of color into my living space (or into my wardrobe). This color blocking set up has given me hope that I too can start introducing elements of color into my home. The fact that it’s only two colors, with white being the majority, is definitely more appealing to me than having a bunch of different colors mixing. The wood floor and white accents in this room make this look work for me quite a bit. Would I necessarily style my own living room like this? No. Would I appreciate somebody else having this in their living room? Absolutely. -Chrissy

Photo: Design4interior.com

Photo: Design4interior.com

Color blocking in this room is a smart choice. Unfortunately it wasn’t executed very well. With high ceilings and interesting moulding, this place has character that should be highlighted but the dreary color choices fall short. Instead of brightening up the area, this paint treatment ended up closing in the space. However, the depressing paint is a simple fix. I would go for a lighter color on the lower wall, like white, and maybe even a brighter, punchier baby blue on top. Swapping out some of the dated accents like the white chair and tablecloth would help bring new life into this space. – Mateo

Photo: Remodelista.com

Photo: Remodelista.com

I really like this! How you style a room is dependant on the structure of the room itself, and this trendy pop in this classic loft is fantastic. The gorgeous wood floors, high ceilings (check out that detailing by the way) and huge window are screaming to be accented in all the right ways. The simplicity of this room works perfectly with the addition of yellow framing three quarters of the window. With all that natural light and that vibrant yellow I can’t imagine ever waking up in a bad mood. -Chrissy

Photo: Design-milk.com

Photo: Design-milk.com

Is it possible to pull off color blocking in a monochromatic color scheme? After seeing this room, I say yes! To those who are a fan of masculine, minimalist design, this wall treatment is perfect for you. The assortment of grey-toned rectangular shapes paired with the dark metal accents invoke an abstract take on industrial city buildings. While most times color blocking is used to add in a pop of a color, this paint job balances the colors already at work in the room while still adding some visual interest. Now, I wonder if I could pull this off at my place… – Mateo

Photo: Mydomaine.com

Photo: Mydomaine.com

This intrigues me as a statement, but I wouldn’t have it in my home. I really do love the idea behind it and think that the designer achieved that bold style they were looking for. I almost had to do a double take because I started to think that the image was Photoshopped and it didn’t indeed look like this. It is very visually stimulating to look at, especially since the bottom portion of the painting is blue to blend in with the wall, but I don’t think I would be able to live with this without getting sick of it. -Chrissy

Seems like we’re still big fans of color blocking over here! What about you? Is this a look that you’re loving or saying “bye bye” to?

 

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