Last week on Interior Obsessions with FormFire Glassworks, we took a quick look at ottomans, benches and poufs, looking at a low-sitting way to add seating space without a lot of visual clutter. This week, we dip ourselves into the pool of color that is aqua. Once a strong statement, aqua in its lighter and darker tones has become almost a new neutral, setting off oranges, greens and pinks to great effect. Aqua is a soothing color reminiscent of sea and sky, a cool tone that doesn’t come across as sterile and cold. Superb against white, browns and blacks, it has become a master of versatility in the world of interior decor.
Like other bright colors, the amount of impact that your aqua accent has will often be determined by the sheer amount you use. A fully-painted wall is a super backdrop to wood furniture, but really makes a statement, while aqua touches in smaller scale accessories can add just a jolt of bright to and otherwise neutral space. From walls to floors to furniture, light to dark aquas really open up your living space.