Bright, monochromatic hues are all the rage in 2018 and are well-needed after years of beige and neutral trends running the show. However, jumping on the bold color train of extreme, vivid furniture pieces can feel a little risky. It's highly important when using this form of decoration not to go overboard.
When adding bold and bright color palettes to your home, you will first want to identify the neutral tone you would like to pair your saturated decor with. This will help you keep your color palettes in check so your space is not overwhelmed with rich, vibrant hues.
The second step is to find the focal point of your room. Should the attention be drawn to your seating? Or a bold, patterned rug on your floor? Or accent pieces such as console tables, side tables or lamps? Start with the area of the room you would like to draw attention to and design the rest of the room around that.
Lastly, choose the bold color tones that will work best in your space. Use the color guide below to help you choose which palette will set the proper mood in your home.
Choose bright and spicy red tones to add energy and liveliness to your space. Home decor pieces such as the Red Chelsea House Pagoda Mirror and the Wildwood Lacquer Swirls Lamp will add pops of excitement to your room without overwhelming the environment. Furniture pieces, like the Jonathan Charles Emperor Wine Table or the Mayo Caboose Swivel Chair, make excellent focal points by creating a strong impression and increasing the vivacity of the room.
Orange is a color often associated with excitement or enthusiasm and works well in gathering rooms, foyers and dining areas. Add a pop of orange to your interior with accent pieces like the Orange Chelsea House Devonshire Mirror or the Pumpkin Cream Jonathan Charles Lamp Table. You can also add energy to the room of your choice with orange lighting such as the Wildwood Cameron Lamp or the Chelsea House Tole Pagoda Lantern.
Using the color yellow within your interior can result in several different emotions the most popular being happiness, positive energy and warmth. Yellow is one of the easiest and more lasting colors to introduce into your space, because it can so closely resemble a neutral. Use pale yellow furniture like the Mayo Citrine Swivel Chair or the Vanguard Prosser Drawer Chest when implementing staple pieces to stand the test of time. For more dynamic, zesty environments, focus your attention on hues of mustard, honey and sunflower yellow like the Wildwood Mildred Lamp or the Wildwood Lauren Lamp.
Bright green is one of the harder colors to work with because it is so difficult to pair with other bold and saturated hues. It is best when working with vibrant greens to keep the rest of your environment neutral with whites, grays, tans and browns. The Wildwood Graduated Squares Lamp, the Chelsea House Green Covered Box and the Apple Green Loloi Anzio Rug are all great examples of bright green home decor that can be paired with simple neutrals to create a refreshing environment that is both calming and lively.
Blue is another staple color that has stood the test of time through its wide variety of cool, dark and vibrant hues. Integrate deep, elegant blues into your space with lighting and furniture pieces like the Currey & Company Graduation Chandelier or the Jonathan Charles Antique Blue Oak Drawers. Brighten up your space with calming, cool blues such as the Wildwood Draper Chandelier or the Chelsea House Willow Vase. Or if you are feeling daring, electrify your space with brilliant pops of turquoise like the Aruba Blue Jonathan Charles Hexagon Table or the Turquoise Jaipur Hutton Rug.
Purples & Pinks
Darker purple hues are associated with luxury or creativity and can be used to create a rich, dramatic environment. Adding large purple furniture pieces like a Loloi Anzio Area Rug or the Prune Purple Jaipur Town Rug will add depth and sophistication in the space of your choice. Brighter color palettes with magentas, lilacs and lavenders will add energy to your space while keeping elegance and originality in the forefront of your design. Accent pieces like the Pink Chelsea House Ricci Vase or the Lavender Wildwood Zulu Lamp will add a subtle touch of well needed color without overwhelming the space.
For more examples of boldly saturated furniture, colorful home decor and jewel toned lighting, browse our 2018 Color Me Happy Trend.