When selecting paint color for home interior design, bold and unexpected hues can truly set off a space. Whether it be your living room or bedroom, vibrant and fresh hues add the perfect pop of style that can transform it.
Oranges & Browns
Bright orange hues exude energy and excite visitors, while more soothing tones such as pumpkin and carrot offer cozy comfort. Dusty hues like apricot and peach work well when combined with yellow accents without overwhelming a room.
Browns can add a vibrant yet subtle pop of color to any design scheme when used sparingly. Darker burnt siennas and marsalas pair beautifully with orangey tones such as tangerine or even lighter peaches for a look that feels fresh and natural – perfect for fall-inspired decor!
Light neutrals such as white, cream, beige and light gray provide a perfect way to balance the vibrancy of orange tones. Furthermore, these lighter neutrals help ease brighter tangerines and coral hues so they aren’t overwhelming – dark blues also pair nicely with orange tones.
Retro Greens & Whites
Chartreuse may have an unfortunate reputation as the color of witches’ cauldrons, but it makes for a refreshing and lively accent in light and neutral schemes. Ranging from soft yellow to apple green hues, chartreuse can also be mixed with various hues for nuanced and organic effects, according to On Better Living.
In this living room, chartreuse accent pillows and dining chair create a striking, vibrant palette featuring pumpkin orange, sunflower yellow, mustard and spring green against an aqua blue background. This vibrant combination embodies Postmodern design ethos by mixing styles to make powerful statements – so this year embrace bolder hues to give your home an unexpected twist!
Cream Tones & Teal
Teal can add just the right touch of color without overshadowing other hues, making it an excellent choice when decorating with neutral tones like light grays.
Powder blue makes an elegant contrast with teal. It works well in bathrooms featuring white walls and cabinets as well as being the backdrop for an intricate teal shower curtain pattern.
Rich shades of green can also be combined with teal for a monochromatic palette, rejuvenating heavy wood tones while complementing warm brown furniture pieces beautifully. Teal works especially well when combined with neutral hues like taupe.
Yellows & Deep Reds
Yellow hues can be striking and eye-catching — ideal for drawing attention in design or branding projects — yet their vibrancy can also be surprising calming.
Light yellow hues such as mustard and saffron hues are great for creating relaxing environments, while golden tones bring warmth and elegance. Bright yellows pair well with various other colors while acting as an effective contrast against darker tones.
Browns and tans provide natural, relaxed neutrals while vibrant red hues like burgundy or maroon offer dramatic, passionate textures. Pair these vibrant hues with dark hardware or wood accents to achieve an elegant aesthetic or use them to add nature-inspired elements into indoor spaces.
Pastels & Maroons
Chartreuse adds an eye-catching pop of sophistication to any space when combined with soft hues of pale pinks and whites, according to Color Psychology. This vibrant hue, named for an 18th-century herbal elixir of similar name, suits optimistic personalities while pairing well with natural greens and yellows as seen here in a traditional Manhattan living room featuring turquoise dining chairs, cobalt accent tables and avocado chandelier globes that give the room life.
Veranda reports that this hue’s affinity with lilacs and delphinium blue is undeniable and works beautifully in rooms connected with nature such as mudrooms or breakfast areas. Furthermore, its use fits nicely into decorating trends that emphasize natural wood elements like plant life; such as those featured here via realist landscapes and portraits.
Adding color can add an unexpected and striking pop of character to any home decor scheme. This tropical inspired palette, composed of Sherwin Williams Moss Green with Tan and White is ideal for anyone wanting to bring nature-inspired style into their interior design scheme, which pairs nicely with natural fabrics such as Cotton or Linen for maximum impact.
Chartreuse makes an eye-catching statement in any room with lots of sunlight, from living rooms and parlors to sun rooms and backyard spaces. As seen here in this parlor, this vibrant hue pairs wonderfully with white sofas and wooden elements for a vibrant yet inviting aesthetic.