Pops of Bold Color

August 16, 2011

We have a terrific guest post today from the Arcadian Lighting Company. They are a great online resource for lighting and accessories and they wanted to share this article about pops of color in your home. Enjoy!

In a room with a neutral or all-white colored theme, pops of color can be a fun way to add a surprising accent.  Add little pops of color with an area rug, a side chair, an accent lighting fixture, or –a personal favorite—throw pillows.

Dabbing little pops of color is also great for those who want to experiment with color, but don’t quite know what colors and what accents would work best for their space.  Take a look at how these designs incorporate pops of color for a bit of inspiration to get you started!


Victoria Dreste Designs via Marie Claire Maison

Bright red tiles add chic pops of color in this spa-like bathroom above.  Replicate the look by lining the area around your tub or shower with red tiles, paints or wallpapers.


Apartment Therapy

Grey and white is the main color combo in this grown-up pad above.  But orange pillows, a throw and a rug add lovely pops of color.  Love how the pendant light adds an ambient light to the space, while the lamps in the windows create more of a warm glow.


Elle Décor

Yellow need not be mellow.  In fact, in this Florida home, the designer painted the walls in a warm beige color (think lightly toasted bread), upholstered the furniture in pale yellow fabric and added a dashing pop of primary yellow curtains.  The effect is a warm, airy and open space.


Elle Décor

This dining room is eclectic, to say the least.  With its mix of dining room chairs, art and unique ceiling fixtures, there’s nothing boring about it.  The color combinations, however, are still on the neutral side, and it’s the verdant green dining chairs that add pops of color.


Décor Pad

The bright, clean whites of this patio are accented with pure blue pops of color for a chic, Mediterranean feel.


Apartment Therapy

The deep, inky blue of this indigo Ikat print adds a sophisticated touch in this low-key living room.  Experiment with patterns and prints in different colors and remember that a pop of color need not be bright.  When they are deeper in tone, the result is sophisticated and chic.


La Petite Maison via Domino Magazine

Feeling really bold?  Try an accent wall!  Above, violet accents an otherwise neutral living room.  The curtains, the chandelier, furniture and textiles are all the same tone of grayish white.  But a violet pop of color is bold and beautiful in this traditional dining room.

Adding pops of color in your home can be an easy way to experiment with color or change the look of your home.

I hope you enjoyed the article and pictures as much as I did!

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