Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Interiors: Bold Sofa + Bold Wall

If you're anything like me, you think "bold wall = neutral sofa" or vice versa. It's all about balance right? Wrong! These examples achieve a certain kind of balance, but they aren't meek or even soft on the eyes. They're bold, fun and energizing. I'm especially smitten with the burnt orange and sea foam combination. What about you? Is there a bold color combo you'd be willing to try?

images: 1) the decorista  2) James Leland Day 3) design*sponge 4) via ftrb 5) details via design public 6) house to home 7) domino via xJavierx

24 comments:

KC said...

my favorite post in awhile! I am such a lover of stark white interiors/Scandinavian design...these are just the images I needed to step out of my comfort zone a bit!

meme-and-he said...

I lllove that yellow sofa in the first picture. This post is beautiful!!

jdavissquared said...

I love all these, but I'm so boring! Not much bold color in my house. We have lots of neutrals with an occasional pop of color. Maybe that needs to change.

Kori said...

Loving the first image...wow, I have to consider those colors when I get my new place. Kori xoxo

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Meesh said...

I would love to live in that first room. It's so cheerful (and such a change from the plain white walls of my place!)

Giselle said...

Loved all the great colors, fav. is def. the 4th photo.
~Giselle
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Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

So inspired by all these color-combos, Christina! The sweet pink & yellow, so delightful!

lisaroyhandbags said...

I'm a white kind of gal but I'm really digging the first one - it's definitely not a combo I would have thought of!

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S and O said...

that orange sofa looks postively comfy!
xoxo
Olivia

Pinecone Camp said...

I've been in to pink and yellow lately so the top works for me, but I really love the leather sofa with the pale green brick wall. Love it, actually!

drollgirl said...

wrong! lol! i like them! i like them a lot. and i just want to have a seat next to that doggie and chill!

birdsofafeatherdesign.com said...

I'll take the purple sofa, the gold one and oh yes please throw in the green print one...Thank you! love em all!!!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

O! love the first couch and the last one. the prints are so pretty! we have a vintage printed chair that adds a little flair to our dining room. xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

Hillary said...

there's nothing more i love than a collection of mishmashed pictures on a way. it's cheap and instantly chic update.

liz said...

OMG these are stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Wow. Beautiful. It take courage to make two bold choices. I am with you, untll I saw these images I would have chosen one or the other not both. xox

jena said...

we have a bold orange 60's couch against our bold teal wall, and love it! :) I'm into LOTS of color.

Double Glazing said...

Nice interiors. I love each and every design. Colorful, artistically made and unique. I got many ideas in remodeling my house. Thanks for this article.

Bromeliad said...

I'm not bold at all, on the sofa or on the wall. But I can admire it in others.

abby jenkins said...

I loved each one more than the next~ how inspiring!

十十f十 said...

my fave is the wine and mint green-blue combo.

ana b. said...

Goodness. These living rooms remind me of the colour mastery our favourite, Matisse, had. I can't wait to own my own home and go crazy with the walls and floors.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I find the art pairing on the black wall to be very interesting. I've toyed with this type of close art grouping myself- with frames touching. But it always look haphazard to me.

I like it here, though!

Callie Grayson said...

how did i miss this awesome post!!
One bold space after another, all gorgeously done!!
xx
callie

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