Brighten Your Home with One of These 7 Colorful Decor Ideas

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Brighten Your Home with One of These 7 Colorful Decor Ideas

Chances are, you’re timid with colors. That’s alright – most people are! But it’s a new year now, which means a new you, and a chance to get a little wild with your color palette. Who knows? You might realize that bright mustard or rich amethyst is the decor touch you’ve been missing all along. One thing’s for sure – you’ll never know unless you try! Choose one of the colorful decor ideas below and welcome the new year with a bang!

1. Add a loud pop to a neutral palette

Neutral Living Room with Color Pops via Hometalker Jamie @C.R.A.F.T
Neutral Living Room with Color Pops via Hometalker Jamie @C.R.A.F.T

Going colorful does not mean spray painting everything you own! In fact, one of the best ways to really get the full kick of color from your bold palette choice is to layer it over a neutral base. Give any neutral room a pop of color with some choice bold details in bright, eye-catching hues!

2. Highlight an accent piece so it stands out

Mint and Gold Dresser via Hometalker Bre @Brepurposed
Mint and Gold Dresser via Hometalker Bre @Brepurposed

Instead of small details, try one big statement piece, like a colorful table or this spectacular dresser! Choose a piece of furniture with a body that you adore and highlight it with a bold color, so that visitors and guests will spot it immediately and won’t be able to look away!

3. Wear your colors on your sleeve

Bright Colored Front Door via Hometalker Brittany @Pretty Handy Girl
Bright Colored Front Door via Hometalker Brittany @Pretty Handy Girl

Make a lasting first impression with a bright door to greet guests and attract passers-by! As they say, go big or go home, and if you’re going for color this year, you can’t get much bigger and brighter than a vibrantly colored front door!

4. Paint with coordinated details instead of a brush

Turquoise Kitchen Makeover via Hometalker Tanya @Dans le Lakehouse
Turquoise Kitchen Makeover via Hometalker Tanya @Dans le Lakehouse

You don’t need to paint walls or drag in heavy furniture to add color. Instead, cover your walls with shelves outfitted in colorful supplies and accessories! Buy matching display pieces, or make over your old items with a fresh coat of paint.

5. If you’re going for an accent wall, go bold!

Blue Rental Kitchen via Hometalker Isabelle @Engineer Your Space
Blue Rental Kitchen via Hometalker Isabelle @Engineer Your Space

Last year was all about the accent wall, but this year, it’s going to take more than a tinted wall to grab attention – if you want to go for an accent wall, you’ve got to go bold! Jewel tones are great to add light and personality, and they’ll definitely transform your space from wah to WOW!

6. Search high and low for color ops

Paint Stick Light via Hometalker Ashley @Bigger than the Three of Us
Paint Stick Light via Hometalker Ashley @Bigger than the Three of Us

Don’t forget the two most often overlooked color canvases: the floor and the ceiling. Of course, you can give your ceiling a coat all its own and really add a bang, but if you’re looking for a small risk that will still have impact, consider some colorful lighting or eye-catching carpets!

7. Create strong, eye-catching contrasts

Colorful Library via Hometalker Becky @Flipping the Flip
Colorful Library via Hometalker Becky @Flipping the Flip

Remember: What stands out in your home depends on what you create as a base, meaning that your room’s base color will affect how much of a pop your color risk has. If you’re planning on creating fireworks with your bold tones, you’ll need to add some dark contrast to really showcase your colors!

Looking for even more great ideas to amp up your home this year? Check out Hometalk’s Home Decor topic page to get your 2015 dream home!

About Tikva Morrow
Tikva Morrow is the editor for Hometalk, the largest home and garden social network on the web. Millions of homeowners and professionals use Hometalk to share their knowledge and find credible information and sources of inspiration.

Note: This is a guest post; the views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Redfin.

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