You may have been told that neutral colors are limited to bland hues that will blend into the background. You know what we here at Global Groove Life have to say about that? BORING! As anyone who has visited a street market in India well knows - bright colors can match with each other in unexpected ways and can create an exciting foundation for an eclectic home design.
Many decorators choose to use traditional neutral colors - think beige, white, tan, taupe, grey, and ivory - as the backdrop for a dramatic feature in a room or as a soft, mellow quiet look all its own. If that’s what floats your boat then good for you. We personally find that to be a bit bland and we encourage you to consider incorporating bold colors into your design palette in place of those more subdued hues. Read on and enjoy Global Groove Life’s take on boho interior design.
You can still use the same tactics with brights that you would use with more traditional neutrals. You may want to create a space that’s warm and cozy using several different shades of the same color - say pink or orange for example. Layer tones of peach, dusty rose, and brighter magentas for a pretty in pink fantasy. We love these pink accents that complete the look.
Confetti Melon Cushion Cover
Or you could decide to paint your walls a luscious hue of orange then accessorize with bold patterns like these pillows. Accentuating the bright background with intricate patterns like this Blue Indigenous Geo Lumbar Cushion Cover is a fresh take on a style that’s been done over and over.
The Bold And The Beautiful
Patterns, patterns, patterns! Did we mention how much we love patterns? When a bright color is your “neutral” backdrop, bold markings are your best friends! Tribal woven motifs, sacred geometry, animal prints - take your pick! GGL has them all! Patterned throw pillows add plush comfort and build intriguing depth into your home design.
Here are a few of our favorites below:
Blue and Gold Flower of Life Lumbar Pillow Cover
No matter what your home’s colors are GGL has just the right pillow cover to mix a pinch - or a hefty dose - of boho flair into your space. We especially love bright tribal designs, woven fabrics, and tassels!
Outside The Box
Global Groove Life loves softening a room with spheres! Most rooms are some variation of a rectangle - very square and boxy. You can really transform the feeling of a space by including curves and circles in an otherwise rigid container. For example you can add a yoga ball to any room - it’s a comfy new seat that doubles as exercise equipment.
Black Forest Yoga Ball Cover
Imagine the magic you’ll feel as you walk through a curtain of cute pompoms into your favorite room. If you prefer leaving the walkways wide open try adorning a window with pompoms instead. Create a monochrome point of fluffy interest or build a rainbow with our array of colors.
Beaded Pom Poms
Back To Basics
When you use vibrant hues as your neutrals it opens up a whole new world of design possibilities! Instead of using a loud color as an accent you can bring it back to the basics with black and white focal pieces. We love this Black Jungle pillow
Black Jungle Cushion Cover
Have fun incorporating a color like navy blue that’s usually a subdued background element as a standout piece. This Navy Ikat yoga ball cover brings a rich feeling to any space. Use it to warm up your workout space, office, or living room.
Navy Ikat Yoga Ball Cover
What colors are you inspired to decorate your space with?
Amara Evans is a vibrational healer, collective consciousness-raiser, writer, and devotee of the Goddess. She loves to connect with her global community through writing and speaking about important topics like the environment, spirituality, and fair trade.
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