Wednesday, February 6, 2013

True Colors

Color blocking...If you haven't been living under a rock these past few years, then you have probably seen this technique everywhere in fashion.  

But let's take fashion out of the equation and enter the world of interior design.  Color blocking is not only a trend you will see on your clothes and accessories but also in your home.  

Blu Dot, a fabulous modern furniture company, started the color block trend in the residential world many years ago when they introduced their Modu-Licious Cabinet.  After that, many other furniture lines followed suit and today, it's easy to go anywhere and see color blocking in the most interesting places.  

This fabulous ultra modern multi-level house by 05 AM Arquitectura defines color blocking at it's finest with a bold citrine shelving unit angling its way through the mostly white space.

  Float, a new seating design introduced by the Spanish company Sancal is the perfect example of the color block application on a piece of furniture.  Sancal worked hand-in-hand with designer Karim Rashid to create a funky and versatile sofa. 
The options are endless with this little sofa when it comes to colors. There are also three sizes and many different combinations of headrests, armrests and other cool features.  

The Patchwork bed, another Sancal piece, can also be customized with different colored panels.  I would love to see this with a bright bold color!

This custom area rug from New River Artisans is one of my favorites!  What's better is that this rug was designed years before the color blocking craze - makes it that much cooler! 

Pastoe's Shift Cupboard by Dutch designers Scholten & Baijngs combines ombre in a few cabinets along with the color blocking application.  I absolutely love these case pieces and I'm dying to use one for a media cabinet! 

Midi Colors table bases and bookshelves by Lagranja design for Systema Midi are such a fun example of color blocking.  I love this room scene - and I covet those bookcases!


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