One way to combine opposing styles is to stay neutral on larger pieces. By picking a neutral color (white, gray, beige, etc.), you create a blank canvas to style around. However, neutral doesn’t have to mean drab! Once you’ve created this clean slate, you can dress it up with artwork, colorful décor, and bold patterns.
Utilizing natural elements in contrast can help satisfy even the most drastic differences, while creating a refined balance. This contrast can come into play with cabinetry, flooring, countertops, and even appliances. For a modern, sleek look, go for light wood floors with a dark countertop. Play with different textures and colors to find the perfect match for you.
Still feel like you and your significant other simply can’t agree? Maybe you’re stuck on traditional and they’re on mid-century modern? Well, we have the answer–the secret here is to have no fear. Even those at the opposite ends of the spectrum can create a tasteful mix. Being bold with design, is really what makes a house a home. Mix in modern appliances or an artsy, marble backsplash to a traditional kitchen, or, if you’re really ready to shake things up–do both!
Combining dramatic and subtle design choices is easier than you think! By choosing bold patterns, in soft colors, these two style preferences can create a unique and powerful design.