There are times when fashion inspires interior design. And color blocking is one fashion trend that all fashion conscious people have heard of. It is all about fusing opposite colors and pairing them thus, creating new unexpected, interesting combinations. Many, credit color blocking to the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, who created compositions with square blocks of the primary colors, in juxtaposition to white blocks, separated by flat black lines. His works became an inspiration source to Yves Saint Laurent, among other fashion designers, who at some point designed dresses that matched Mondrian’s artworks.
However, there’s more to color blocking that meets the eye. Personally, I think it’s been around long before Mondrian, found in many parts of the world on exterior facades, i.e. Greece and Morocco. But because of him, people took notice and began praising it. They adopted its principle and elaborated it. Nowadays, it may be an on-off fashion trend, but it is also an interior design trend with a growing number of fans. The rules are more loose and the colors don’t have to match. It is the vibe’s outcome that’s of importance, that calls for out-of-the-box thinking and demands attention.
I have collected a number of images in order to show you how color blocking transforms spaces in a most unusual way. It is a great way to make a design statement in any space. Personally, I have used color blocking in most of my projects. I find it fascinating to give elements a color identity, not necessarily a loud one, but definitely one that’s not indifferent or boring, that later becomes part of an overall scheme. As a matter of fact I spend a considerable amount of time in composing these color fusions, but the result makes it all worthwhile. Moreover, allow me to mention that color blocked soft textiles and decor is another fabulous way to introduce this trend in an interior design.
What do you think of it? I bet some of you are already wearing color blocked accessories or clothing. Some of you may have even introduced some color blocked decor in your home’s design. Therefore, why not consider going an extra mile and get creative… A child’s bedroom may be the ideal room to start experimenting with color blocking! 😉