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How To: Colorblock

The biggest fashion trend to emerge from the past season was, without a doubt, color-blocking. Color-blocking is a bold way to successfully coordinate contrasting colors—and it works well in interiors, too. Here's how to do it.
Vintage color blocked living room
Photo by: Flickr/enigmachck1

From mixing and matching bedding to vibrant striped wall paints, this style is easy to pull off in your own home.

The easiest way to start is to juxtapose a nude with a neon, such as a sandy hue with a bright citron. Nude doesn’t have to be a boring shade of beige though; black and white can act as neutrals, too.

Modern dining room with neon green lighting
Photo by: Flickr/ARTROCIOUS! Creative

To take it one step further, add in a third color. Go with a deep tone like a cobalt or an aubergine. This will ground the room and give an overall calming effect.

Cubes system living room by Mazzali
Photo by: Flickr/Mazzali

While this trend is all about solid colors, feel free to incorporate simple patterns. Do avoid anything too intricate or altogether busy. But other than that, there aren’t any rules that you must abide by. You'll be surprised how good seemingly clashing colors can look together.

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