Let Bright Colors Turn up the Volume in Your Home

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Fresh, bright color brings life to this living room
Fresh, bright color brings life to this living room (freshome)

Bright colors can be a challenge to work with but shouldn’t be dismissed out of fear.  A splash of bright color goes a long way in a room but boldly going full color transforms a space.  If neutrals leave much to be desired for you, let bright colors turn up the volume in your home.

A bright and colorful home
A bright and colorful home (youtube)

Choose two colors that contrast or complement one another.  Use one color as the dominant and accent with the other.  When you want a more sophisticated look, keep furnishings and accessories simple.  Clean lines are key to a more sleek aesthetic.

Make a splash with color
Make a splash with color (smalldesignideas)

Let color explode in your home by mixing upholstery fabrics of vibrant hues on large pieces of furniture.  Keep the walls neutral to balance the space and provide a clean background.

Color infuses this home with energy
Color infuses this home with energy (Fantasy House in London via drsmartblog.blogspot)
Colorful upholstery infuses this room with energy
Colorful upholstery infuses this room with energy (Fantasy House in London via drsmartblog.blogspot)

Sprinkle color around the room for a balanced look that makes a space come alive.

Bright colors enhance this living space
Bright colors enhance this living space (digsdigs)
Bold color ignites this living space
Bold color ignites this living space (lida.anton.ru)
Turn up the color in your home
Turn up the color in your home (mrtariq)

Artwork can be your inspiration or the crowning glory of a brightly colored room.  Creating a feature wall of pop art is a great way to infuse color.

Pop art complements this colorful room
Pop art complements this colorful room (Pinterest)

A colorful painting is an ideal accent for a room that needs that little something extra.  Take cues from the painting to choose accent furniture and decorative accessories.

Artwork infuses color into this living room
Artwork infuses color into this living room (photowizdesign)
Artwork and accessories bring bright color to this bedroom
Artwork and accessories bring bright color to this bedroom (dekorsyoncini)

Bold upholstery fabric invites color into a room in a big way.  Express your color personality with vivid furniture pieces.  Balance the bold with neutrals or softer tones of the same color.

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Bright yellow chairs bring bold color to this room
Bright yellow chairs bring bold color to this room (theinteriordirectory.wordpress)
An orange sofa gives this room a boost of color
An orange sofa gives this room a boost of color (undolock)
Bold orange chairs bring life to this dining room
Bold orange chairs bring life to this dining room (rowcdesign)

Go monochromatic and use one accent color for a statement.  Walls, window treatments, furniture and accessories in varying tones of one color give a room impact.  Create a focal point with art that contains complementary or contrasting colors.

Beautifully bold bedroom
Beautifully bold bedroom (i-j-c)

A vibrant bohemian look can be accomplished with a mash-up of colorfully patterned textiles.  When choosing textiles for this look, select patterns that have some of the same colors in common.

Bright fabrics enliven this space
Bright fabrics enliven this space (rowcdesign)

Brightly colored geometric prints mixed with white infuse color in a less saturated method.  This gives a room a less intense punch of color.

Bright colors bring this room an elegant charm
Bright colors bring this room an elegant charm (luxurybusla)

Embrace bold color and pattern with wallpaper.  Choose furnishings that contrast the primary wall color and accessorize with the same wall color throughout the room.

Bold wallpaper makes this room pop
Bold wallpaper makes this room pop (popohome)

If you’re not ready to commit to an overall color transformation, start by adding bright accents.  Use the same color or group of colors throughout the design to keep the look cohesive.

Subtle pops of color
Subtle pops of color (drawhome)
Bold pops of color throughout give this space energy
Bold pops of color throughout give this space energy (trendir)

Working with bright colors is a great way to add some fun and energy to your space.  Don’t be afraid to go bold and bright.  To start slowly, experiment with a few colors and see where it takes you.  You can gradually add more color as you become more accustomed to a brighter interior.

 

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