Tried and True: Designer Approved Modern Palettes
Looking to change up a space, but stuck on where to start? The ultimate way to create a cohesive look in your space is to work through a color and material palette first. To help you kick start your project, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite combinations for a modern mix.
1. INTERESTING MARBLES + WOOD TONES
This first grouping is the perfect foundation for those looking to create a soothing, modern space. Combining calm tones and white keep the aesthetic simple, but still interesting when combined with grey and light to medium brown wood tones, as well as, marble. Notice the Carrara marble is being used in concert with a Black Forest Marble. Black and Gunmetal accents help to add a bit of edge. If you’re looking for your space to feel a bit warmer, incorporate additional textures.
Design by Matthew Berman
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2. EARTHY COLORS, VELVETY TEXTURES, WHITE PAINTED WOOD + FRENCH OAK
This modern, earthy mix will envelop you. Velvety textures in an analogous palette make the space feel approachable while simultaneously adding interest. The white paneling on the walls adds a touch of crisp style that balances the space. (this look can be easily replicated with our peel and stick wallpaper!) Additionally, the softness of the French Oak flooring compliments the playful, modern silhouettes.
Photography by Jason Wang for Unsplash
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3. BEIGE TEXTURES, VARIED WOOD TONES, LEATHER, + GREY NUBBY UPHOLSTERY
You can't go wrong with a layered, neutral + natural space. A timeless, modern space can be created with a mix of varied woods, soft leathers and nubby beige or grey textures. Play with lustrous surfaces for contrast against the natural grains of leather and wood. Once you've determined your material palette, choose a few unique pieces like the chandelier or sofa, to keep the space interesting.
Design by Drew McGukin
Products featured (from left to right): Shop Stacy Garcia Large Camel Leather Round Ottoman, Shop Stacy Garcia Grey Suede Leather Throw Pillow, Shop Stacy Garcia Neutral Carved Ceramic Containers Set of 2, Shop Stacy Garcia Beige Ribbed Area Rug, Shop Stacy Garcia Hand Crafted Organic Wood Mirror, Shop Stacy Garcia Brown Leather Throw Pillow
4. YELLOW, BLACK + METALLIC ACCENTS AGAINST SUBTLE WALLS
This is a great decor palette for anyone who finds themselves drawn to a minimalist and modern style, but still wants a bit of fun and personality. The yellows offer a brightness and an opportunity to add texture in materials like velvet and woven decorative objects. The black adds contrast and visual interest while the gold accents complete the modern aesthetic. This all works perfectly against subtle walls, making it a great renter-friendly option.
Photography Credit: Kam Idris for Unsplash
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What do you think of these color combinations? Let us know if you've already incorporated a foolproof palette in your home!