Guest Picks: Kaleidoscopic Color to Shake Up Your Rooms
Why pick one color when you can have all of them? These high-pigment home decor pieces dazzle with a full spectrum of happy hues
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I'll be the first to admit that I'm afraid of using color. In a world of neutral interiors, it's easy to play it safe and stay away from anything bright or vibrant. However, I think it's time for a change. We all need to throw the doors wide open and let some color in. And why use just one color when you can use many? Below are 20 ways to bring some kaleidoscopic color into your home. — Emma from The Marion House Book
Paul Smith swirls his trademark stripes into a kaleidoscope of colors for this rug. I'd love to use this piece as the only hit of color in an all white room.
Metal Dustpan, Striped - $26
I like the idea of making sweeping a little more fun. This brightly striped metal dustpan would certainly make your daily chores a little more entertaining.
Origo Bowl, Orange
The first time I saw these vividly striped bowls I knew I had to have them. They make my morning cereal that much more enjoyable.
Poketo Rainbow Bunting Cake Flags
Is there a birthday party or celebration in your near future? Top the cake with this rainbow bunting in a range of vibrant hues.
Line by Line Tiles, Rainbow - $50
I'm a big fan of Flor's modular carpet tiles. They can be configured in any shape and are easy to maintain.
Sari Throw - $198
Once again, bold stripes of color make up this beautifully textured throw. Put it on the arm of a chair or at the end of your bed to bring some excitement into your room.
Kantha Chevron Pillow Cover - $29
These pillows pack a powerful punch with their kaleidoscopic array of colors arranged in a chevron pattern. I love them paired with a charcoal gray or white sofa.
Kaledo Primary Cotton, Micro Hooked - $134
A zigzag of patchwork color brings this rug to life. It comes in a variety of sizes and could even be used as a runner up your stairs.
Rainbow Hammock by Veronica Colindres - $75
While we are all used to seeing more color outdoors, nothing says summer like a brightly hued hammock. Set this up on your deck or between two trees and let the breeze take you away.
NY.08.#06 - $24
Add a jolt of color to your walls with one of these prints by Jennifer Sanchez. I love the vibrancy and dynamic nature of her work.
Pantone: 35 Inspirational Color Palettes - CAD 18
If all of this talk of color has you wondering how to use it, check out this book by Pantone. It provides you with ready-made color palettes and tools on how to use them.
Paint Chip Placemats by Avril Loreti - $104
I'm always swayed by the huge wall of color palettes at the paint store. Now you can bring a bit of that rainbow of color home with Avril Loreti's paint palette placemats. They'd be a fun way to dress up your dining room table.
Rainbow Rug Deposit by Green At Heart - $75
With all the colors of the rainbow, this round rug could brighten up your kitchen or a kid's bedroom.
Vitaminer Vimpel Pair of Curtains With Tie-Backs - $29.99
Flags of color make up these animated curtains. I could imagine them in a kid's bedroom with a carnival theme.
Bold Stripe Shag Mat, Multi - $75
A riot of playful colors make up this utility mat. I love the bright-on-bright combination. It would make a rainy day not so gray and cloudy.
Transport Print Set
These random stripes of color punctuated with circle end stops are inspired by the subway maps you see in major cities. I think this triptych would look great in a living room or office.
Multi Stem Wallpaper - $90
This classic Orla Kiely wallpaper in a muted range of retro colors would be the perfect focal point for a nursery or young girl's bedroom.
Nos Da Pillow, Blush - $102
Looking to add a bit more color to your bed or living room? Look no further than these Donna Wilson–designed pillows. I love the subtle blend of colors and textures.