The power of colour in a decorating scheme should never be underestimated because it really can completely change the dimension and feel of a room. This kitchen diner is a classic example of how you can layer colour into a scheme to soften the harder elements of the space. Imagine if you stripped out all the colour accents from this space. The result would be a room that feels vastly different because it would be dominated by the rustic textures that are heavily used throughout, such as the exposed brick wall, bare wooden furniture and factory-style pendant. The addition of the smooth and glossy blue and red hues seen in the chairs and cupboard doors provides visual contrast to these harder elements, which in turn brings balance to the overall scheme. This is just one of the many reasons why I think decorating with colour is so exciting: just a simple addition of brightly hued dining chairs can totally alter a scheme. Which elements of this kitchen do you like?
// Photography by Evelyn Müller for Casa BR