Spaces that are a neutral color palette in our homes can come alive with a simple pop of color. The possibilities are endless for adding a fun, interesting color! So today I’m sharing my favorite ideas for adding color to a neutral color palette. My pop of color might be quite different than yours. For me, even a small addition of burnt yellow or a great rich blue is just right in my home! You need to experiment and see what works and what doesn’t. But a little color is a good thing in a neutral home!
If you have a neutral home or are planning to go more neutral you would be so smart to pick out a couple colors you love to live with and add them to your decor. Introduce them slowly, maybe for a season and enjoy making your neutral home so much more interesting!
Although not the only way to add color these are my favorites!
Add color to a room with a rug. You can use patterns and textures and so many colors when adding a rug to a room. I love that colored rugs add so much style to a space and they are also great at hiding dirt, too!
I have the most gorgeous red, red (did I say red) tribal-ish oriental that I’ve saved for years to go in yet one more bedroom we will be working on in the fall. Neutral and red? Brave and gorgeous!
Whether you use faux or freshly cut flowers or household plants, they can add the perfect amount of color. Natural greenery always wakes up a sleepy space, but playing with colorful floral designs is a favorite decorating trick of mine. I love bold arrangements and using fabulous pots and planters adds an even bigger element of beauty to any room in your home.
THROWS AND PILLOWS
I have always been a self-proclaimed pillow addict. I just can’t help but love pillows and the power they hold transforming a space. This is the perfect place to add color. Pillow are inexpensive and they can be changed out seasonally. You never tire of them, because they are so simple to replace. I feel the exact same way about throws, too!
Incorporating a colorful piece of furniture is one way to bring the wow factor to your decor. Bold colors in chairs, tables, and dressers add so much drama. If you are hesitant to make a large investment on a colorful piece, a boldly colored chair is a great place to start.
I am in the process of introducing cobalt blue to my family room. It’s such a pretty color and works wonderfully with neutrals. And look at the pattern on those chairs!!! A bit crazy, right? I fell in love with them instantly!
Accessories and Artwork
I have always enjoyed using beautiful art and fun accessories in my home. They can pack a punch even on a small scale. A neutral wall is the perfect backdrop for brightly colored paintings. Coffee tables and bookshelves are just waiting for accessories that will draw your eye. You can trade these things out depending on the season, as well.
Pull out a pretty dishtowel (this one’s from Wm- Sonoma) and add it to a vignette. It’s as simple as that!
You don’t have to go crazy with color. Just a few well placed items with even a hint of color will liven up your neutral home!
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