Ever since the color experts at Pantone named Ultra Violet the 2018 Color of the Year, jewel tones have become one of the hottest trends in decorating. From dark accent walls in shades of emerald green, sapphire blue and ruby red, to bold fabrics in turquoise, amethyst and golden topaz, rich color is everywhere! Like precious gemstones, jewel tones add warmth and style to an open concept kitchen, and can be the finishing touch on a cozy bedroom or home office. And there’s no better time to integrate jewel tones in the home than winter! Here, we’ll cover how to tastefully incorporate jewel tones in the home, without being too bold or flashy.
Less Is More
Like Coco Chanel once said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” Remember that less is more when it comes to accessorizing, and decorating your home. While jewel tones are on point, the same holds true for clean design. With that said, well-placed pops of color are all you need when designing an inviting space. Small and impactful ways to incorporate jewel tones could include:
- Painting or wallpapering an accent wall behind the bed
- Adding bright throw pillows, drapes and a colorful throw in the TV room
- Installing a unique tile backsplash in the kitchen
- Placing a rich area rug in the home office
- Purchasing new towels and a shower curtain for the bathroom
Keep It Simple (And Seamless)
Since decorating with too much color can be jarring, keep it simple. The goal is to use jewel tones to accent rather than fill the space. Stick with one or two complimentary jewel tones, and layer with texture and pattern for added depth and dimension. When working with an open concept kitchen, carry your color palette over into the adjoining rooms for a cohesive look.
While a garnet sofa would be amazing, it’s not always practical to buy all new furniture. Never fear! Jewel tones look lovely when paired with neutral colors, such as gray kitchen cabinets, or a beige sofa in the TV room. When you keep big-ticket items fairly neutral, you can easily swap out inexpensive, colorful decor with the seasons (and shifting trends). Best of all, a neutral background helps to make your colors stand out!
Bring On The Bling
We’ve already mentioned jewel tones pair perfectly with and pop against a neutral background, but did you know they also go hand in hand with another hot trend? Bring on the bling with mixed metals! From bath hardware to kitchen hoods, knobs, and pulls, go glam and accessorize with shiny brass, copper, chrome, and bronze accents. Cool, silvery metal look stunning when paired with deep blues and regal reds, while warm golden tones compliment bright green and purple hues.
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