Accent colors are always welcome in settings with neutral walls (white, beige, cream, gray, or even brown). They mean the same thing to your room as jewelry to your outfit, which is why you should choose them carefully.
Adding accents to a neutral interior with color is the easiest way to personalize a space, and it can be done for almost any element in that space. Let’s give a few examples:
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Nothing looks as cozy and warm as a soft, colorful rug that will spark interest in the least expected places. Carpets also cover dirt and debris and keep your feet warm. Basically, they are a must!
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Even the least expected color combinations look great when applied with taste. A great way to break the neutral dullness and add color to your interior is to hang up colorful artwork in an interesting way.
Black accents match any interior
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Regardless of the palette you use, black will never be a bad choice. Black accents are used to pull the place down and create visual harmony. The best thing about them is that they apply to all kinds of accessories – lamps, curtain rods, frames, or even larger pieces of furniture.
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Choose accessories in your favorite color and give your home a dynamic atmosphere. These can be bowls, vases, photo frames, candles or any other item that you like to be surrounded by.
Flowers and plants: a natural choice
Flowers and plants decorate rooms perfectly, but their main purpose is to add a breath of fresh air and give your home an organic feel. The good thing is that they come in almost any color too and can be easily repositioned to make the place look different.
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Accent walls are the most popular design feature of modern homeowners because they present a practical surprise that is neither exaggerated nor overwhelming. You are absolutely free to choose which color you want: for example, electric blue is perfect for generating energy and voltage.
Pillows for warmth and comfort
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Throw pillows are ideal for highlighting neutral spaces as they come in all colors, patterns, shapes and sizes. and can be displayed in literally any room. They’re affordable and easily replaceable, which means you can always freshen up your space with new ones.
Dramatic color choices
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If your interior is neutral with no fuss, choose a vibrant and bold color to create a dramatic atmosphere. We recommend strong pink, purple, orange, lime green or turquoise tones.
A “soft” start
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Even if you prefer bold colors, you should carefully apply subtle hues first. Peach, mint, pale yellow, and blush are great for a calm backdrop that actually can take the eye-catching pops you might want to apply. In addition, soft works for each decorative element; and you can apply it on carpets, faded fabrics or accessories.
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Chic solutions are heavily based on painting furniture. So we came up with the idea of suggesting accent chairs. Applying the same color to the chairs and walls will always bring harmony to your room.
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Art walls are a fashionable and beautiful wall painting solution aimed at balancing out fancy tones (Russian green, Prussian blue, or even burgundy red) and cheerful, saturated hues in unique combinations.
Subtle and soft colors
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Instead of using a single bold color, you can design your own painting scheme using multiple soft hues of your favorite colors. We recommend that you use all the pastels and muted shades you like, ideally combined on thin, centered wallpaper on the focus wall.
The power of saturated textiles
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Who said that a plain or patterned surface wasn’t strong enough to revive a neutral environment? You can easily grab attention by choosing bold throws and blankets. Textile is also inexpensive and will help you renovate without putting a strain on your budget. Awesome, isn’t it?
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Grass green and burnt orange are known as the best shades that can combine different styles, elements or room solutions. For example, the orange flowers on your kitchen walls instantly remind you of the orange accent wall in your living room.
A single block of color
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No wonder that color blocks are popular accent elements on runways and in public spaces to achieve a modern look. Instead of playing with multiple pieces or areas of color, you can pick a single oversized item to make a stunning statement. A stunning coffee table in the middle of a completely neutral room is an excellent start.
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Even if the palette isn’t as vibrant and bold as you’d like it to be, you can achieve the same effect with a unique light fixture. Think, for example, of brightly colored lampshades – they distribute dozen of colorful rays around the room and make even the smallest room appear airy and spacious.
The “smooshing” technique
Smooshing is another perk-up technique that creates a unique wall painting and helps you make a powerful statement through original decor.
This can be done in the following way: choose your bold favorite shade and paint the wall. Let the paint dry and apply a layer of natural glaze on top. While the glaze is still fresh, cover the wall with plastic wrap, fold the wrap as far as possible, and then remove it. You will be amazed by the unique, new marble look of your old and dull wall.
Yes, they are boring at times, prone to staining, and difficult to maintain, but white walls can also be the most positive decorating tool you have at home! You can go with black canvas or go for bolder color choices (such as chartreuse) for stunning contrasts that will make your space unforgettable.
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There are many decorative tactics that involve liveliness in a living space. Most of the time, you can only embellish your rooms with creative splashes of color: flowers, butterflies, geometric shapes and similar spicy elements.
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Window coverings are the perfect surface to conduct optimistic experiments and personalize the room. The perfect solution is to hang curtains / drapes in your favorite colors or go for a simple pattern that doesn’t look overwhelming.
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Imagine how effective a living ceiling can be when surrounded by neutral and calm walls. This is definitely a good choice for accenting your room, provided you’ve chosen the colors carefully and painted a small portion of the ceiling instead of the entire surface.
While lighter tones might be good for filling the ceiling, bold tones come with a serious risk of making your space overwhelming.
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Tapestries make up for the lack of texture on the walls and are a more sophisticated solution than paintings and posters. It can either be a keepsake from your last trip or a piece that you associated with fond memories. The most popular tapestries are boho.
You don’t have to stick to the classic white trim solution, and you can go for a vibrant color to make walls more adventurous. In addition, vivid decorations rejuvenate the room and create a positive vibe wherever they are applied.
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It is not always necessary to bother with exclusive wallpapers! The same effect can be achieved with a more manageable solution, which is murals, which are easy to glue and peel off, which means they won’t irreparably damage your walls.
You may not be familiar with this trend, but it is sure to grow in popularity. Floors painted with bold colors are sufficient to bring a room to life without other accent elements. Needless to say, they are a unique solution that your home would remember.
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Instead of investing in a creative art wall or painted floor that you would miss for the rest of your life, you can buy a bold piece of furniture that you can take with you on the go. Colorful sofas, for example, are the perfect accent element for every living room and can easily be coordinated with all colors and patterns.