Colour is perfect for creating a statement feature out of an existing feature in a room, just like the hot pink sofa cover does with the couch in this otherwise neutral living room. However, when introducing a lone accent colour as strong as this it’s important to invite balance into the scheme. At first glance this space looks as though there’s only one strong accent hue at play. While this is partially correct (the hot pink is the lone accent in the space) the black painted ceiling is actually an equally powerful ‘colour’ element to the scheme. By painting the ceiling in such a rich and dramatic shade of black it helps to counterbalance the hot pink couch below. An additional bonus of balancing the ‘see-saw’ of the floor and ceiling in a warehouse space with lofty proportions such as this is that it makes the space feel more intimate and welcoming. Have you ever decorated with a lone colour accent in one of your rooms? I’d love to hear which colours you love to use as accents.
Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.