Spring 2011 has arrived and along with it all the spring décor trends! Of all the spring 2011 décor trends to make an appearance, this one, colour blocking has got to be the most fun and freshly spring-like!
2011’s Colour blocking trend reminds me a little of those Mondriaan-esque images from the 80’s, only with more sophistication, fun and colour. The idea is pretty simple: you use blocks of solid colour within your design and décor. This for me is the perfect way to merge colour with a modern contemporary or otherwise monochromatic minimalist design and décor.
But of course colour blocking is not to be relegated to the modern and contemporary only. There are a number of ways of achieving the colour blocking trend in your home.
Here is a stunning example of spring’s current colour blocking trend that you could easily apply to your own design and decor. If you have wide doorways, or wide open double doors, paint each room of the house is a different colour, and you will see the colour blocking trend effect from every angle!
A very unique and funky way of achieving the spring 2011 colour blocking look is to colour block on your shelves or book shelves. I know it sounds strange, but basically instead of arranging you books alphabetically or by preference, you arrange them by colour and stack the colours in block!
A lovely way of colour blocking in the bedroom is to use bedding and sheets of solid colours against a simple white back ground. The pink and orange of this linen set for example is very eye catching against the whiteness of the rest of the room. But you could really use any colour that you desire!
Another fantastic way to bring colour blocking into your bedroom is to simpley paint one accent wall a strong, bold colour. There are a good few super hot colours to choose from this season that are very funky and eye catching!
Another great way to bring spring 2011’s hot colour blocking trend into your home is to use objects d’art or wall art that is made of blocked colour. In this image, the painting on this dining room wall is made up of smaller blocks of colour that really pop against the gorgeous terra cotta coloured wall, but you could easily use just one block of colour, or a collection of larger blocks together.