One of most talked-about design trends for 2021 is “bold colors.” Gorgeous photos of wall-to-wall emerald green, crimson, and even “Gen-Z yellow” serve as a siren song to sleet filled grey canyons.
If you have a small space, it can mean there’s less room for error when you’re working with big, deep colors. Before you paint an entire room in Ultraviolet (Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year), here are some guidelines for using bold color.
If you’re in for a color, go all in. Accent walls feel timid, and you get the most impact by committing to the color. Do all of the walls in a room or alcove, consider doing the trims too. If you have something which can read as an object in the space like columns, millwork, an alcove of vestibule or even an exposed radiator, punch it up with rich color.