Adding color can be tricky because you don't want to choose a gaudy, glaring hue or overwhelm the eye with something far too blinding. Fortunately, there are all sorts of ways to add an eye-catching splash of color to any space, from living room to dining room to bathroom. You can add freshness to small rooms or even make large rooms look cozier.
1 Keep It Varied
Add your color subtly, especially if you don't want to go overboard or draw the eye to one particular place. A few picture frames, colorful flow pillows, and a single bold neutral – in this case, the rug – are all you need.
2 Try a Table
A functional table in a fun color is a fabulous way to add some brightness to your neutral room. It adds a lovely freshness in small spaces, too.
3 Seriously, Don't Underestimate the Power of Throw Pillows
I say that as someone with a 4:1 ratio of throw pillows to seats. Heather and I have a problem with pillowcases. By the way, you can buy affordable but adorable cases to cover your current pillows.
4 Can't Go Wrong with Curtains
Oooh, that's a lovely color, too.
5 Bust out Some Saucy Stools
These are so retro! I kind of want them, but in orange.
6 Go All out with Statement Furniture
This is a huge statement, though. You don't necessarily need a big yellow couch – unless that's your thing.
7 Mix up Your Patterns
This can be done well, even if you choose bold patterns, you just have to be careful.
8 Add Color to the Kitchen
This is the cutest kitchen table!
9 Always Choose a Statement-maker
A patchwork rug? Yes, please!
10 Keep It Cohesive
See how the flowers match the pink in the pillows? And again, a bold neutral pattern never hurts.
11 Oh, This is Precious
I have a thing for turquoise and I love the addition of pink here! I might have to copy this somewhere in the house.
12 Add Accentuating Touches
The book, the pillow, that pretty wreath – perfection!
13 Pick a Softer Pop
It's not all about turquoise, lime green, and hot pink. A pretty peach mixed with copper looks just lovely.
14 Another Example of Making a Big Statement
There's something kind of lush and decadent about this couch, though.
15 Get Creative with an Accent Wall
Painstaking, but worth it.
16 Bring Color to the Bedroom
A night table or knickknack can add some dazzle without overwhelming your sanctuary.