Overcoming Your Chromophobia
a fear of colors; also called chromatophobia,psychrophobia
Color is a funny thing. We all love it, but when it comes to choosing it for our furniture, most of us are afraid to commit to anything beyond a neutral. The bigger the piece, the leerier we become of making a choice that we might hate in a short period of time. But using all neutrals can leave a room looking boring and flat.
An easy solution is to keep larger scale pieces in neutral tones, and save your pops of color for accent chairs, rugs, accessories or artwork. This way, if you tire of the color you chose, it’s easy to change.
But how do you commit to that “pop” of color? Where do you get your inspiration? It can be as close as your closet! See what colors you wear most – they must make you happy or you wouldn’t keep wearing them. And if you look good in them, you’ll probably look good on them!
Blend your choices the same way you might put together your outfit
- Mix textures and patterns for the most interest.
- Think of your shoes or boots, and bring in a statement leather piece.
- Jewelry adds sparkle to your outfit: try metallic accents or accessories in your home.
- Use your fashion sense and have fun with it!
Here are some of our favorite colorful rooms.