What Is Color Blocking?

by starfurniture on April 12, 2012

This is color blocking.


Color blocking has been part of the fashion and home decor industries for ages, and it’s on trend again this year. The idea is simple: It’s about showing off big blocks of your favorite colors so that they can’t be missed. There’s nothing subtle about it; go for the bold!

The more surprising the color combo, the better. (Talk to a designer if you’re not sure about your color choices.) Stick with two or three colors to maximize the impact of each one.

Mint and bright blue

A vignette in teal, red and lime

Tangerine, white and cyan

Fuchsia and marigold with hints of light blue. By BHG.

All you beige-lovers can do this too! See how beautiful it looks when you punch the color of the year into your neutrals. It’s a trendy color combination that still comes off looking very polished.

Beige and tangerine

Shades of tangerine and weathered seafoam

Grey and tangerine

Some simple ways to try color blocking in your home are upholstering a headboard in a bright color and contrasting it with different colored pillows, or upholstering dining room chairs in two to three different colors.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous April 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Thank you for explaining that. I have been wondering, but was too uncomfortable to google it. This has given me a nice, safe place to grow and learn. Thank you again!

Style Theories April 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Great post! I love color blocking!

Jordan Wilson April 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Amazing blog. I was not aware of the color blocking.
This blog described it so nicely. Images was used in great quantity to understand it more easily. I appriciate authors work.

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