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Trend Spotlight: Bold Colored Rooms Are Bringing Joy Inside

Want the scoop on one of the latest and greatest interior design trends? First, shameless plug for our podcast, because in episode 4 we dug into some of the best and worst of interior design trends over the decades, including what we’re loving right now. But that’s not why we’re here!

The trend we’re talking about today? Bold-colored rooms! With the world at large feeling like it’s at a stand-still, and nothing but bad news filling our newsfeeds, people are bringing some excitement and joy into their lives with bold colors. Since we’re spending so much time at home, people are brightening up their spaces, and color is a huge part of that. In the past couple months we’re seeing more and more people embrace bold colors in their home rather than cover them up with neutrals.

A great example of this is blogger Kate Arends of Wit & Delight, who’s embracing brightly colored rooms in her new home. And Veranda just published their Bold Color issue with some seriously daring color palettes on display. You can even see this trend in small ways in Kendall Jenner’s cozy LA hideaway.

In many cases, this trend is showing up in bold wall colors. But you can definitely get this look without breaking out the paint! Ready to dig into this trend and maybe try it out in your own home? We asked our designers how they’re working with this trend, and they shared their best tips on how to get the look in the rooms below.

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bold colored roomsStick With Colorful Decor

Here’s a great example of adding bold colors to your space without painting any walls. In this case, we simply integrated color through the accessories and decor while maintaining white walls. This is a perfect approach for those who aren’t sure how they’ll feel about a more brightly colored space. You aren’t committing to this trend in a more “permanent” way with a wall color, but you’re still embracing colors in a big way. A bedspread is a great way to add a huge wash of color (and pattern!) to a bedroom. We then added pops of color through art, plants, and accent pillows, creating a veritable rainbow within your bedroom. How cheery!

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bold colored roomsAdd One Big Statement Color

Another way to tap into this trend? Using a pop of one statement color. In this case, it’s through a bold-colored sofa—but you could also do this through an accent wall, a chair, wall art, a rug, or any other large-scale object in the room. Here, the rust sofa adds a warm, bold pop of color to the space, which really stands out in contrast to the otherwise neutral room. This is a great approach for those with minimal or glam styles where adding a bit of a dramatic flair is par for the course.

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bold colored roomsGo All Out

Want to dive headfirst into this trend? Go all out with a combination of colorful walls, furniture, and decor. It makes for a pretty beautiful room, huh? However, this type of bold color palette requires a bit of thought to make sure the colors coordinate. To achieve this look, consider a color palette with 2-3 dominating and coordinating colors, then mix those colors into all elements of the design in a repeating way. You can see this in the room above with the way that the yellow repeats in the sofa and pouf, while the blue repeats in the chairs, pillows, and wall art. You can also see small extra uses of the peach wall colors in the painting above the fireplace and a vase on the bookcase.

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bold colored roomsStrike Some Contrast

This room explores a similar approach as the room above, but with a very different execution. Go for a dark bold color on the walls, and then layer bold but contrasting colors in the rest of the space. In a living room, the sofa is the main contrasting element to the wall—so go for something like a purple wall with a mustard sofa like in the room above, or perhaps a dark blue wall with a white sofa. Basically, you just want to strike some major contrast. Then anchor the design with lighter pops of color in the other furniture and decor.

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bold colored roomsPaint An Accent Wall

Sometimes, painting an accent wall can have an even bolder look than painting a whole room. We love the idea of a bright and bold-colored accent wall in a room with striking architectural details or in a space that has a natural focal point. In this case, we painted a wall that has built-in shelving, but you could also achieve this through painting a full wall in a small space. To drive home this look, add pops of complimentary colors into the overall room design so the accent wall has a good sense of contrast within the space.

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bold colored roomsGo Monochrome

Another way to make use of bold colors in your space? Go monochrome. The repeated use of the same color tone will create a bold and dramatic look. For this approach, we recommend tapping into the earth tones trend. For your main color, use a calming color like sage, terracotta, or a mix of blues or greys. Here, we paired a green wall with matching curtains and a rug in a slightly deeper shade of green. But then we accented the space with pops of natural woods and other earth tones in the furniture and other decor. The result is a cohesive design that, when put all together, really pops.

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3 Spring Color Palettes We’re Loving Right Now

spring colorsSpring is all about color! It’s literally bursting from the ground and flowering in the trees. Color is always good for the soul, especially after the gloomy days of winter. And what better way to use the magic of spring color than to refresh your living space?

When it comes to your home, adding a punch of bright cheery hues is the perfect way to transition from a cozy cold-weather vibe to a celebration of warmer weather. But you don’t have to use just color in a traditional way. There are all sorts of spring color palettes that can help your space feel fresh.

To get you started, we’re sharing three of our favorite color palettes for spring. Keep scrolling to check them out and shop your favorites for your space!

spring colorsBlue Neutrals

You may not think of blue as a spring color. While baby blue might not be your thing, we say try giving blue another look as a neutral.

When you combine soft blues and natural materials, you get a combo that gives off a major beachy vibe. Instead of a statement color, blue as a neutral makes things cool and casual, allowing you to relax in stylish comfort.

Subdued blue walls can be set off with a blue woven jute rug, crisp throw pillows and a modern piece or two on the wall. Comfortable but light furniture completes the look.

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spring colorsTropical Pastels

When you think pastel home decor, you may picture a home that looks like an Easter basket. But these are not your grandma’s pastels (although we love those too!).

Instead, of mint green and baby girl pink, pair shades of teal and blush to instantly spring your space into warm-weather gear. You’ll get a bright and colorful look that is still sophisticated and on trend.

Consider adding accents in natural materials, like a leather and teak chair or a woven berry rug to go with the unique modern furniture. Add other accents of warm pastels to turn your room into a natural gathering place for family and friends.

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spring colorsHigh-Contrast Neutrals

Maybe you prefer to keep the bright colors outside with the plants. That’s fine because a spring palette can be exciting without using colorful colors. Instead, add neutrals with contrast to keep your home feeling fresh without any ROYGBIV interference.

Black and white items against a background of warm leathers feel punchy and vibrant without using any bright color at all. A modern leather sofa pairs with minimalist shelving and a black and white rug to make a strong style statement. Throw pillows and graphic black and white prints add visual interest without relying on bright hues.

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Trying out a new spring color palette can immediately give your home extra energy and zest. At Modsy, we make it easy for you to try out different designs and color schemes so that you can find your signature look. Don’t be afraid to experiment with new colors, statement furniture and eye-catching accessories. Your home should reflect your taste during all the seasons!

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