By Manya Matveev. Interior. Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:06:23 AM.
Not a fan of large displays of tchotchkes and objets d'art? You can go a bit wilder with color, because you won't have visual clutter competing with a bold wall. But bright orange is a tough color to pull off, even in a minimalist space. Take a tip from this room and limit the color to one or two smaller walls, and pair it with shades of a neutral – such as sage green.
I can't get enough of this fun and fantastic green‐tinged yellow – I've used similar shades of it in small doses all over my new house. It looks supermodern set against shades of gray and pure white. Keep in mind that if you use a vibrant hue in the back of a shelf or niche, you'll want to keep any items stored there neat and tidy, as everyone's eye will be immediately drawn to that area. Also, when you have a lot of cool gray in a space, think about including some warm elements, such as a wood floor or wood furniture, to help it feel warm and inviting.
Add shine. Hanging a mirror in a dark painted hallway will add lightness and a sense of space without taking away from the dark aesthetic. This convex design reflects the whole space, adding depth.