Artwork and Accent Colors in Any Room

Let your artwork determine your accent colors. Start with a piece of artwork that is very meaningful to you and use that as your color inspiration.

Accent colors are colors that are used for intensity in a color scheme. These colors can be bold or vivid. They can be used sparingly, to emphasize, contrast or create rhythm. A more toned down color such as neutrals or darker shades can be also used depending on the surroundings.

One of the best ways to get a coordinated feel when it comes to any space is to pick the art piece that you love. Bringing in art that has meaning to you is a way to ensure your space feels like you. Plus, the art will always look better and have a greater impact in the space when the decor complements the art.

“Nail the basics first, detail the details later.” - Chris Anderson

Once you know you have the art piece that you like then to make the room feel a little bit more put together keep your decoration very light that way you can add in your accent color. Repeating color from the art heightens its impact in the room.

You can use this guide:
60% of the color of the room is the walls
30% of the color of the room is the upholstery
10% of the color of the room is the accent piece

Art by Dilber of Commission an Artist

Here, the green pillows pull their color from the art. Without them, the art doesn’t feel quite as strong. Try putting your fingers just over the pillows in the picture. Having that bit of green on the sofa to echo the color visually strengthens the art. They draw the color from the art and makes it feel like it pulls together how the room looks. These are simply pillows which you can either purchase in the color that you’re looking for or you can have them made. They are not an expensive investment and they allow you to change things over time.

Have fun with Art!

Don’t play it too safe. Experiment and have a little fun with your art and decor. It doesn’t need to be serious all the time. By pairing the art piece with just a few key items, the art truly gets to be the star. You are letting the art add some energy to the space.

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