Confident Color: Furniture for your Future - The McMullin Design Group

Confident Color: Furniture for your Future

Posted by Bridget McMullin on February 02, 2018

I am always advocating for my clients to take chances with their style and think outside-the-box. Not scary outside-of-the-box, but to try something that expands their horizons and surprising.

It would be a waste of our services not to encourage our clients to try something they never thought of before. It may be a new pattern or textured fabric they’d never considered before. Or, it may be a colorful and fun piece of furniture!

In 16 years of creating spaces, I have never had a client regret one of these bold choices. In fact, they all comment about how much they love their pieces, even years after we completed the projects. Despite it seeming to be a departure from their initial vision, clients are often surprised at how many compliments they get when they step out of their comfort zone. Often, the biggest fans are family members.

A great piece of furniture becomes a family heirloom–one that your children, and your children’s children will remember for years to come. So, instead of passing by that brightly colored chest, give it a second look. You may be surprised by the joy a surprising piece can deliver on a daily basis.

Bungalow Five is known for colorful take on lacquered furniture. This Bell Desk in Navy is a statement piece that will stand the test of time.

This Isadora Console Table in Malachite Green may be the perfect touch to your new room.

Katie Ice by World’s Away is a glass chest of drawers painted a soft aqua color, perfect for your next beach home.

You can fully customize your piece’s style, hardware and color with Vanguard’s new ‘Make It Yours’ Bedroom Collection. Don’t like the colors offered? Vanguard will customize your piece with a custom color from Benjamin Moore for a small upcharge.

One of my all-time favorite pieces is this award-winning Lotus Bar from Century Furniture. I have seen it done in so many colors, and they always look amazing. My personal favorite is this teal color with an emerald green finish.

Make a passionate statement with Hickory Chair’s Carved Chest in a powerful shade of red.

This budget-friendly Avenue Chest from Universal Furniture comes in a shade called “blueprint” that I think is the perfect shade to set off a nautical theme.

Don’t be afraid to try something bold and exciting when it comes to furniture. A bright hue or unconventional design may make that piece you’re not quite sure about into your favorite part of the room.