How to choose wall art that will not disappoint you

Wall art has become one of the leading trends in interior design during recent years. No wonder: no one can deny that wall art (if it is chosen correctly) can add a unique detail to your home that will be much more expressive than just creating a harmonic color palette. Wall art allows for the use of bold color combinations and will let you show your creativity and individuality. But do you actually know how to select the right wall art? In fact, there are a lot of approaches on how to do it: wall art can be selected by the size, theme, style, etc. In this article, we will give you some tips on how to choose your wall art by color.

The first thing you should know is that there are actually two different ways of incorporating art into your house. The first consists in sticking to the existing color scheme and to complement it. If you choose to do that, you should follow these rules:

  • No matter what artwork you select, remember that its background color should match your wall color.
  • If you are not sure, use the color wheel when you choose shades.
  • Do not use the same color if you do not want your artwork to disappear on your wall. Try to combine the light and the deep shades of the same color.
  • Remember that the majority of rooms need no more than four colors to get pulled together. That is why select wall art that features the shades that are already present in your room.
  • Are you not sure about the color? In this case, always opt for black and white that will add elegance and structure to any room.
  • Bright colors and neons are far from the best solutions because they rarely match the neutral colors of the wall.
  • Do not forget that proportion matters even in colors. So, if your room is predominantly green with some yellow decorations, your wall art should not be super-yellow.

As an alternative, you could choose the second approach, which is about introducing bolder shades and forms on the color scheme of your room. In this case, remember the following:

  • Bright pieces should be placed on the neutral background to leap to the eye.
  • If you want your room to look unusual, you can choose paintings of the same artist but in different color schemes. This way, space will be tied together by the style.
  • Pay close attention to undertones (the hidden qualities of a picture). For example, if they are mostly dark purple, the artwork will greatly benefit a light violet wall.
  • Try to make maximum use of photo frames to make the art stand out. Forget about classical options like black, white, or gold and choose something more creative.

Follow our tips and make your house a masterpiece!

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