February 07, 2013
If you own a home with modern or contemporary design, you're probably used to fairly neutral color palettes. Sandy whites, plenty of beige, the occassional grey or slate black - these sorts of unexciting colors make up the majority of modern color schemes. And while they're not bad on their own, oftentimes these colors need a kick of excitement or adrenaline to jazz them up a bit. How, you ask? It's a multi-step process that starts with hardwood flooring.
Whatever your kitchen, living room or bedroom design - from traditional to rustic to mid-century modern - any space can really benefit from hardwood flooring. The unique thing about hardwood floors is the way in which a collection like Anderson Floors' Eagle Lodge can blend and adapt to a host of different palettes and design styles. With its richly textured hickory and engineered boards that bear chiselled evidence of the woodcarving skill that went into each plank, this line of flooring is above and beyond the best available - for any room in your home. Consider how these hand-scaped Eagle Lodge planks can help bring your contemporary kitchen or foyer to vibrant life.
One thing's for sure, if you're playing around with hyper-expressive color palettes, you want a floor that can stand up to the kookiest and craziest choices. Most any floor will match a bland collection of neutral tones, but Eagle Lodge not only heightens those hues, the boards match the vibrant character of a room with daring or dashing design. Consider how a shock of color could elevate each of these rooms.
There are a lot of great surfaces in the living room that could use a bold new paintjob, but consider two specifically. If you really want to make a statement, the backsplash behind your kitchen range is the way to go. Smaller and isolated, this is like an exclamation mark for your room design! Or consider redoing your cabinetry in a bright new hue - being more expansive, it won't look as shocking.
In the bedroom, it's all about the bedcovers. While you might want to consider painting a single wall a brilliant color to contrast with the other three, bed covers are a safer bet, and one that's centralized for maximum vantage.
Get some intense, exciting and flashy wall art - on the big side - to contrast with any expanse of neutral hue wall.
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