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14 Colorful Accents That Make A Subtle Statement

You don't need a lot of color to say a lot about your style.

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1. Design is preoccupied with the use of space, form, meaning, and, most of all, color.

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2. Color defines everything from the buildings in which we live and work to the clothes we wear.

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3. Color is not simply an adornment; color is the bridge between the world of design and the realm of art.

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4. Color surrounds us and brightens every aspect of our lives.

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5. Like with most things, when it comes to color there is a time for boldness and a time for restraint.

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6. Just a splash of color can draw the eye.

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7. It can beckon to us to come in...

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8. ...or enliven our public spaces...

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9. ...or convey hints about our very personalities.

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10. A practiced eye can use just a touch of color to turn the everyday into something ineffably more.

11. Colorful accents can elevate the mundane...

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12. ...and highlight the everyday beauty we might otherwise miss.

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13. If we know how to look, little hints of color can tell us the story of a people, a place, or an entire culture.

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14. So here's to color and what it can tell us and all the delightfully subtle places we find it.

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