It's no surprise when you stop by here and see a new photo of something aqua. I love my aqua, and teal, and turquoise... well all sorts of beachy blues. But when you decorate your whole house around one beloved color can leave it feeling a little boring. On the other hand, adding in a new color can seem daunting. It's kind of the "give a mouse a cookie" thing, ya know? But, if you're revolving around any one color family (even if it's a neutral), choosing to add in a new hue can bring your room to life.
I am totally smitten with a new color: Persimmon. Yes, it's different - but different can be really fun! It all started with one tray that I found on clearance at Target for less than $10. I loved the shape of it and was even digging the color.
The moral of this story is if you decide to add a new color, don't second guess yourself - just do it. Buy something small, and when you get it home and love it, add something else. Don't go to the store and buy 18 things all in one trip. I don't even buy them all from one store. Here, there, and everywhere, I say!
And, while we're talking about gathering.... when you're keeping an eye out for new things to bring in, look for different textures. In this instance, I added in wood, ceramic & fabric - and each one brings something unique to the party.
Do you stress over bringing a new color into play or do you just do it?