Abstract Art Adds Color to Your Life

When painting abstracts with my many mixed paint colors and paintbrushes I can’t imagine a world without color. Color is my mood enhancer. To get more bold color in your life, decorate with abstract art! Color used in interior design shows passion, strength, individuality and style.

Color attracts attention and many times the intensity of color in an abstract painting just can’t be found in other home decor items. A bright modern abstract can accentuate a room like nothing else can, and that splash of color from your modern wall art is a focal point when paired with otherwise less than inspiring neutral colors.

In my studio I have trays and trays of mixed paint. I love all color combinations and use tone on tone, light with dark, or contrasting colors in my painted canvases. The layering of colors also creates interesting textured effects. All the choices inspire me to make my contemporary abstracts more vibrant, interesting and even bolder.

Is color your mood enhancer too?

The abstract painting Circus shown above is a textured acrylic with red, blue, orange, green, purple and yellow in a crazy blend of color. The vibrant colored costumes and sets at the circus add to the exhilarating feeling as amazing feats are performed above your head. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".

Colorfully Themed Abstract Art and Home Decor That Brings Out Your Original Style

Hanging bold colorful abstract paintings is my favorite way to decorate. Vibrant colors and rich textures show up everywhere in my home, it’s a recurring theme for me. Repeating themes with paintings, art and home decor can give cohesion to your decorating style, yet still makes it unique.

Start collecting modern abstract paintings, art and home decor in your favorite themes, styles and colors. For instance if you have a favorite color choose a few shades from that color to decorate with... and a contrasting color. Or maybe you have a passion for flowers? There are so many ways to represent flowers from realistic to abstract and everywhere in between, my tip is to chose a variety. So enjoy the hunt for paintings and art created using your favorite themes.

People can easily buy gifts for you when they know what you like and what sets you apart from everyone else. My sister loves green and she decorates using green all the time. Of course I made a contemporary abstract painting for her that had lots of green in it and the painting looks fantastic in her home. The trick was to add small sections of contrasting color, it makes her favorite color pop that much more.

The abstract painting Bird Watching shown above is a textured acrylic with deep purple, blue and green with splashes of red and yellow. The vibrant blue jays, robins and chatty grackles collecting on the trees in the back garden charm me into hours of bird watching. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".

Display Abstract Art so You’ll Always See it

Hang abstract paintings to make your home more welcoming and vibrant. Be sure to hang as much colorful art as possible. Don’t be sparse with original wall art. Hang at least one painting in each room including hallways, or you won’t get that warm personal feeling you want in your living space.
When you’re hanging your colorful contemporary abstracts ask yourself; Does it go with the paintings, art and home decor you already have in that space? If not, place it in another room. Hang your canvases by theme, or by the most prominent colors used in that room. For instance the kitchen can have art and decor with a rustic textured country feel versus a more colorful abstract look in the living room.
You always want to be able to see your one-of-a-kind abstracts and other wall hangings, so find which wall is the most prominent and make the painting the focal point of the room. Never stack items up in front of your painting blocking it from view even temporarily, because then the painting’s energy to the rest of the space is cut off and the room loses it’s vibrant personality.

Next light your modern abstracts and other colorful paintings properly for maximum effect. Lamps on either side, or above a bold painting will fill in the shadows and make the painting pop with color in the evening when natural light is low. And it doesn’t have to be a strong light to set the perfect atmosphere.

The abstract painting Boating on Gentle Waves shown above is a textured acrylic with waves of soft purple, blue and green water with the sun reflected in orange blended in. The vibrant colors set a rhythm across the canvas like the ebb and flow of gentle waves lapping against the side of a boat at sea. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".