Style Secret: Color BlockingColor blocking has been around for years, in fashion as well as interior decorating. But sometimes it's hard to think beyond simply painting squares of varying shades on the walls. Remember that color blocks can take the form of any material: fabric, flooring, accessories. In this space a mustard ceiling, blue draperies and a rainbow of hues on the backs of the storage crates and the throw pillow create a blocked effect that goes far beyond the paintbrush. Color your world: Color blocking doesn't have to be permanent. The next time you throw a dinner party, try using a different shade for each place setting and matching vessels to the tone of the foods served in them (a red transferware bowl for strawberries, perhaps, or a green majolica platter for asparagus). Or how about a modular gallery wall
? Hang a series of canvases that are each painted a different solid color, then move them around or swap them out as you like.