As much as I like sleek, modern interiors decorated in muted colour palettes, I also like unexpected pops of colour too. Sometimes a room can look as if something is missing until you add that surprising bolt of drama, and the addition of a few colourful chairs can make all the difference between bland and exciting.
Take this very modern kitchen above from iwomen that’s decorated in a basic monochromatic colour scheme. It’s very light and airy and the black cabinet doors are a lovely contrast with all of the white surfaces. But it’s the four sky blue chairs that lift if out of the ordinary. Try to imagine the scene without the blue. It suddenly looks boring and dull don’t you think?
The kitchen above from Houzz is still modern, but the metro tiles, cooker hood and wooden surfaces give it a more industrial come country style. The metal tolix chairs continue that vibe but the unmatched jolts of colour make it more playful and much more interesting. Instead of taking the eye away from the white elements in the room, they seem to emphasise them. I’ve had this image on my pinterest boards since for ever, and I never tire of it.
A much more grown up room this time from Planete Deco but with lots of lovely contrasts. The chunky wooden table might seem at odds with the crystal chandelier at first but the graphic wallpaper, modern fireplace and modern ceramics indicate this is the home of very sophisticated people with a sense of fun. Note how the white accessories are mirrored by the white chairs and how the yellow chair provides just the right amount of sunny accent colour.
And in much the same way as chairs can provide sweet combinations, so can the bar stool. The candy coloured pink ones above from an image seen on The Style Files are lovely against that black painted wall
What would be in your pick-and-mix selection?
Chairs and stools from a selection at Lakeland Furniture