DESIGN YOUR HOME
Guest Picks: Colorful Accents to Brighten a Space
Fuchsia, Lemon, Kelley Green and Other Shades That Shake Up Your Decor
One fantastic way to liven up your decor is with color. If your home is in need of an update or you're simply bored with what you've been living with for awhile, switch out some accessories for bold, colorful ones, add some new pillows to your sofa or hang a colorful piece of art. This ideabook is a collection of some of my favorite colorful accents for the home. Enjoy! — Julie from Belle Maison 23
You can't go wrong with the classic Greek key pattern! This timeless print has been updated with a modern twist by fashion designer extraordinaire, Trina Turk. The contrast of bold fuchsia against a white linen makes the perfect accent to brighten up a sofa or accent chair.
Liven up your living room or home office with this fabulous chair in the prettiest shade of citron. Add a teal or fuchsia accent pillow to really make it pop!
This fabulous wall sconce by Jonathan Adler is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your wall. I'd mount a pair of these on either side of a fireplace mantle, entry console table or in a powder bathroom.
The unique and whimsical pattern of this rug would really liven up a space in need of an update. I love the color combination of vibrant blues, grays and hints of black.
This vibrant yellow vase is a perfect way to add a small pop of color to a space, especially since a little bit of yellow goes a long way.
This stylish and chic turquoise pouf is not only a fabulous way to add color to a space, it also functions as extra seating. Place one next to an accent chair in your living room or a pair of them in front of a fireplace!
The vibrant mix of colors in this contemporary piece of art would add excitement and life to any interior. Hang on a painted accent wall in turquoise or charcoal gray to really make the painting pop. This piece would look amazing above a sofa in a living room or in a large entryway over a white lacquered console table.
Dressing up a window with a pair of simple drapery panels can do wonders for a space! The pattern and color of this drapery panel will instantly draw your eye to the window and create a lovely focal point in any room.
The beautiful color combinations of these dessert plates are perfect for adding color to the tabletop. Keep it uniform with one colorway or mix and match for a more eclectic look.
This vibrant Kelley green vinyl upholstered bed would instantly transform any bedroom into a glamorous luxury suite. True Hollywood regency style at its best! You can accent Kelley green with many different colors — crisp white, bold yellow, black and white, gray, orange or fuchsia would all look fabulous.
The colors in this photograph are so vibrant, they nearly jump off the page! A fantastic way to introduce color into your space.
This lamp functions as both a light source and decorative accessory. Painted in beautiful shades of green with a vintage-inspired pattern of leaves, the transitional style allows it to work in both traditional and modern interiors.
What better way to add color to your decor than with a classic color wheel? And it really looks fabulous in the gilded gold frame.
Books are a great way to introduce color to your decor, especially large, chunky cocktail table books covering topics of art, fashion and design.
Fresh flowers are a must for the home or office! A vase of colorful blooms not only brightens up your decor, but your day as well.
The simple hand-painted design of this vase is just beautiful! I'd love to plant it out with green succulents or use it as a vase to hold a tight bunch of hot pink carnations.
These fun globe lanterns are not only great for adding color, they're energy efficient as well. Solar powered and battery operated, these globes illuminate naturally by converting sunlight to energy.
This vibrant rug would definitely add color and life to any space. I'd love to see it accented with furniture pieces in white lacquer and gold metallic... maybe even some Lucite.
Turquoise coral branches against a crisp white background make this pendant lamp fresh, modern and eye-catching. It would look fabulous in a space with accents of either yellow, coral or spring green!