Color blocking is a favorite trend of ours. It’s where blocks of color create a graphic and bold presentation in one furniture piece or sometimes on a room-sized scale. It’s a great way to bring in lots of color into a space if you’re so inclined, and it’s also a modern way of showing your hue prowess. Going color blocking all the way can certainly produce a sleek, modern space, but would you miss a little pattern? We offer two similar-yet-slightly different spaces through that fabulous website Polyvore to see which you like more: “Color Blocking All the Way” or “Just a Little Bit of Pattern Please.”
In “Color Blocking All the Way,” Blu Dot’s Flat Out Sleeper Sofa is just a solid color, but its rectangular shape starts the blocks off quite nicely. notNeutral’s Tetra 1 – 10 Drawer Cabinet really sets the color blocking tone, though. Gandia Blasco’s Plus 2 Wool Rug gives a fresh idea to the color blocking theme. And OFFI’s Tiki Stool, used here as a side table, as well as with Normann Copenhagen’s Hanging Black Lamp round out a room-sized color block concept.
For “Just a Little Bit of Pattern Please” we eliminate the rug and trade out Wallter’s Multi-Strip Pillow with the much more organic and patterned Koko Fire Elements Pillow. Gone is the solid black light for the gorgeous, clear and organically round Rossetti Bolla Ceiling Lamp. Simple moves for sure, but can you see how eliminating an unnecessary element and adding a small yet powerful pattern can make a big impact in a too color-blocked space. Or do you prefer the too color-blocked space? Let us know in the comments below! And play with color-blocking yourself with Polyvore!