Trend Spotting: Primary Colors in Modern Design

Apr 9


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How to used primary colors in modern design

Primary colors aren’t necessarily celebrated in the design world.  When I say “primary colors”, I don’t mean a kid’s Lego set, though I know that might come to mind.  It’s interesting when I research these color combos because in addition to crazy good inspiration, I always come across the concept used in a horrible way.

How do I use primary colors I today’s designs?

Paired With a Bold Black + White


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Pairing primary colors with the boldness of black and white is another way to pull it off. This is my personal favorite way to see this color scheme done. This look can potentially look a bit brazen, but I think that’s the point here. You’ll see that the in a kids’ play room, and those spaces look especially playful, but the bold contrast adds some needed sophistication.


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Pair With Traditional Elements

I love the juxtaposition of the primary colors and traditional elements.  So unexpected but it just works.


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Paired with Unexpected +
Overly Modern Elements

Pairing primary colors with unexpected and modern (and sometimes random) elements brings the most interest for sure. You might find yourself pausing a bit longer with these spaces to take it all in. There’s a lot going on, but every single element looks intentional and needless to say, it works.


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There’s no doubt that primary colors feel very retro. And really, that’s the beauty of these colors.  One of the challenges of using primary colors is creating a space that stays true to the color’s retro feel but doesn’t feel stale in the modern design scheme.

Well, thoughts? Are you in?

Staged & Styled,

Tiffany

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