It's been a couple years since I first did a post on using solid color pillows, I
confessed it was nearly impossible for my creative side to reach for solids in lieu
of mixing patterns. There's no denying my love for pattern, but lately I've been
intrigued by the tranquil look of solids.
It's truly an art to create an edited look that peaks interest and doesn't look too safe.
I'm assuming since you're reading this you might be the type that likes to
analyze how and why these solids work. I think the color and placement are just as
creative as a pile of patterned pillows.
Just my observations...
The pale blue in contrast to the bold zebra print rug is unexpected, more often
a strong pattern/color that could hold its own with the rug might be used.
The asymmetrical placement of the pillows woks with the throw balancing the
side with one blue pillow.
The pink and green hues in the artwork are repeated in the pillows, patterned pillows
would have competed with the art. The rich chocolate color keeps it from being overly
sweet and looking like a box of macaroons. :)
(I'm sure the talented designer would love my amateur analysis!)
The green pillow in the center is perfect addition to keep the symmetry of the windows,
lamps, end tables and pink and brown pillows from being too much.
Tying the pillow color in with the accessories (throw and florals) is key, without the
repetition of those two significant pieces it wouldn't have nearly the effect.
Such a brave move here, first with the lavender upholstery and second to pair it with
the range of orange tones. My take away here is don't be afraid to think outside the box,
unpredictable is good!
Using varying tones within the same color family is pretty foolproof.
Any saturated color against the white linens would pop and make a statement.
I think I could get on board with some solids, what do you think?