It’s that time of year again, yes, Pantone, the colour experts of the world, have announced the Colour of the Year. This year, it’s two colours contrasting and complimenting one another. Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow. Based on the concept of independent forces coming together to create something greater than the sum of its parts, Pantone has made this year’s Colour of the Year focus on unity in the face of divisive factors; very appropriate for the world of 2021. Today, in honour of the colours of the year for 2021, we’re going to take a look at how to incorporate silver with bright colours around your home.
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The kitchen is the heart of the home for anyone who likes cooking or food. Getting some silverware in your kitchen couldn’t be easier. Anything from a tea set to a pair of salt and pepper shakers can keep that cool metallic vibe going throughout your kitchen, as well as obviously having metallic appliances like stoves and fridges. Decorative antique silverware is always welcome in a kitchen, regardless of the style. Modern kitchens can benefit from the glistening shine of an Art Deco style silver tray, and equally a country farmhouse style kitchen would look marvellous with the addition of Victorian silver like cream jugs and sugar bowls. These domestic touches can keep your kitchen up-to-date with current trends whilst also adding something timeless to the space.
When it comes to bright colours, my personal favourite way of adding a pop to a kitchen space is through the use of fresh fruit. Oranges, lemons, and limes add bright pops of colour that are also fresh and vibrant, in keeping with the theme of the room and making the space feel welcoming. You can even slap both silver and the bright colours together by having a silver fruit bowl full of brightly-coloured fruits. Delicious in design and taste!
If you’re anything like me, you want your living room to be a cosy space that welcomes guests to have a seat and feel at home. Bright colours are welcome in a living room, with elements like cushions, throws, and coloured lightbulbs being the perfect method of getting those colours involved. Even if you generally prefer a darker living space, brightness can be incorporated through the lighting and accenting touches of the space. Lampshades made with mosaic-style coloured glass add a beautiful pop of colour, while a gorgeous rug can also bring some colour to a more muted colour palette.
Silver pieces like photograph frames look perfect in any living room setting, allowing valuabledécor that brings metallics to the room to be incorporated alongside well-loved memories. Silver pieces that are also practical and serve an important purpose are always the epitome of décor, so keep an eye out for pieces like vases, mirrors, or drinkware like goblets and decanters.
Designed to be peaceful and relaxing, the bedroom is an essential part of any home. A bare bedroom, however, is not at all acceptable. Bright colours can be utilised through colourful bedsheets, exciting artwork, and even accent lighting such as fairy lights. Another way to bring bright colours into the bedroom is by having open-plan wardrobes. Popular at the moment, open wardrobes allow your clothes to be on show at all times. Not only does this force you to keep tidy, but it also gives your bedroom some unique dimensionality that keeps things interesting. Silver in the bedroom can be every bit as practical as it is in the other rooms in the house.
Silver jewellery boxes, scent bottles, and boudoir clocks, for example, can all be utilised practically as well as decorating the room and adding a touch of sophistication. Beyond the purely practical, there are so many options in terms of decorative silver for your bedroom. Everything from silver pincushions to decorative models and small boxes makes for excellent pieces of décor that would make any room look wonderfully finished. If you’re looking to pile silver and bright colours close together, look no further than a silver vase filled with bright flowers. If you don’t want the hassle of having to change out theflowers every couple of weeks, you could even go for fake flowers and have a permanent bright spot in your room.
With these tips in mind, go forth and conquer the decorating project in your home. Which room do you think best suits the combination of Pantone’s Colours of the Year for 2021?
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