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Colorful Accents

Cheer up your house – and your life!

Colorful accents add warmth and energy to a room. They actually make your house and your life feel more joyful! 

Your choice of colors in interior design elements is almost unlimited, such as:

  • Zesty tropical shades like turquoise and hot pink
  • Primary tones of red, yellow and blue
  • Trendy colors like magenta and olive green

A living room with a red side chair. Bright colored furniture adds energy to a room.

Are you afraid to be so bold?

“Just enough” is a good strategy for adding color. So, if you're nervous, start small – or start in a small room.

Ideas are:

  • Throw pillows
  • Bed linens
  • Table settings
  • Accessories
  • Artwork

A kitchen with bright turquoise pillows and bowl. You can start small with throw pillows and other accessories.

Feeling braver?

You can add larger touches of color in upholstery fabric, window coverings, rugs, wall coverings and furniture. Follow these tips to make sure your bright colors are energetic, but not chaotic:

  • Balance bright colors with white or black to make them pop
  • For a softer look, complement bolder tones with neutral beige, cream or gray
  • Think complementary colors, one soft and one bold; for example, sage green with bright red or powder blue with electric orange
  • Start with a favorite piece of art that has splashes of bright color and let that define your bright palette

Get rid of the blahs in your house now that winter is over. Add bright and cheerful colors to lift your spirits and create a vibrant interior look.

A bedroom with bright blue wall and white furniture. Balance bright colors with white to make them pop.

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