After our last look at the clean fresh start of all-white interiors, I was intrigued by the opposite way to approach a space: using blasts of bright color. Bright pastels and sunny colors are all the rage this season, a strong shift from the darker neutrals, and shifts in fashion are often mirrored in the world of interiors. Bright colors convey a sense of optimism and a zest for life, and these vibrant interiors are no exception.
From the use of a single pop of color for an accent wall, cabinet or furniture to a mix of multiple brights throughout a space, bright color should never be overlooked as a great option for a fresh take on interior decor. Stunning against the backdrop of those white spaces we looked at last time, a shot of orange, pink, green or blue can really shift things into higher gear. If the idea of a hot pink wall or tangerine couch scares you, pick a color or two and add it in accessories to your neutral space. If you’re more daring, but not all the way out there, keep a rein on your newfound love of brights by highlighting a small area of a wall that really sets off some furniture or a carefully planned vignette. And a hint to those with terrible cabinets that they can’t really afford to replace: surprisingly enough, painting them a bright color makes the color itself take center stage, and makes the quality of the cabinets disappear in the background.