A streamlined sofa with a waterfall skirt gets a hit of bold, gradient color in this transitional California sitting room. From the Mediterranean-inspired accent wall to the large striped ottoman-turned-coffee table, bright blues and bold patterns create a space that's at once dynamic and relaxing.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, this once dark and dated living room is now a bright, open space that pops with bright turquoise and blue accents. A dividing wall that once separated the living and dining rooms was removed to create a seamless, open room perfect for entertaining. Sarah also added a custom-made plate rail around the room's perimeter and plenty of extra seating for guests.
Sarah Fishburne, Director of Trend and Design at The Home Depot suggests painting interior doors a bright or saturated color for a surprise accent throughout your home. The door in this sitting area is painted a deeper blue than the walls surrounding it, which creates a dramatic, yet unified, effect.
A mix of pillows and bed linens creates a cozy blend of textures to top the black bed frame. A blue accent pillow adds a pop of color against the bright white surroundings. A black midcentury modern light fixture hangs above while a striped rug adds detail to the hardwood.
Fun and functional is just what a perfect nursery needs to be described as. This adorable space is full of color with walls of purple and coral and accented with bright blue. The tall white bookshelf displays the toys and books in a picturesque fashion while a gray cozy rocking chair waits for some quality reading time.
Bright stripes of red and pink give a bold finish to the porch floor. Neutral pillows bring added texture to a blue upholstered bench with red trim. A floor cushion with metallic finish catches the sunlight from the window for a shining accent. A thick yarn design on neutral throw pillows adds beautiful texture to the room.
Grounded in a neutral palette, bright accent colors pop in this inviting space for abounding visual interest. Blue patterned pillows stand out against the brown sofa while glass buffet lamps with colorful lampshades frame a simple black console table. A bold orange centerpiece in a green vase draws the eye to the interesting wood coffee table.
A tufted deep navy headboard with nailhead trim adds a gorgeous color contrast to the bright white walls and linens in this bedroom. A lighter blue comforter, faux fur accent throw and gray pillow add simple and effective decoration over the bed. A line of full wall closet doors gets a subtle embellishment with crystal knobs.
A contemporary, neutral, armless sofa creates a perimeter for this living room space. A blue shad rug adds bright color under the Asian trunk-like coffee table. The TV is mounted on a natural wood accent wall with floating shelves. Arch doorways keep the room feeling open and add a smooth look to finish the design.
The black table and chair legs make a bold, stylish statement against the neutral walls, bright window and white cabinetry in this dining room. White chairs at the heads of the table are a beautiful accent to the white cushions of the other four seats. A blue rug adds color while a simple, rustic-like centerpiece adds a perfect finishing touch.
Light and refreshing, this sitting room just off the master bedroom features blue and green accents that reflect the ocean hues. A lovely mint green sofa and hexagonal coffee table with a marble top offers a place to sit and relax. In the opposite corner of the room, an X-based desk and neutral rolling chair form a bright and airy office nook.
A natural wood accent wall sets a lovely textured background for the mix of wall decor in this beautiful boy's nursery. Inspirational quotes, a labradoodle and creative book page letters keep the nursery happy and colorful. Bigger pops of bright color come from the graphic patterns on the rug, crib cushions, ottoman and throw pillow and the vibrant navy blue velvet armchair.
Dichondra 'Silver Falls' accents bright 'Blue A Fuse' petunias and 'Breathless White' Euphorbia in a hanging basket. Dichondra is a great "spiller', or trailing plant, for window boxes and other containers, too. A herbaceous perennial in zones 10 to 12, it can overwinter as a houseplant if you're careful not to overwater.
Neutral tile floors and beige walls are awakened by the brilliant color accents in this foyer. Built-in fish tanks sit on either side of the black door, bringing life to the space. Vibrant green and blue mosaic tile columns are a bright pop in the open area, and a hanging glass panel displays colorful glass art for a stunning finishing touch.
Dark, wood cabinets on the long double-sink vanity add a deep contrast to the bright color scheme. Marble floor tile continues from the floor onto the walls creating a backsplash above the vanity and a tile wall in the large, walk in shower. An accent panel of small blue tile adds a touch of color visible through the glass shower doors.
Christmas is the perfect opportunity to pull out those vintage mementoes you've kept tucked away in an attic or closet. Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison added a simple Target wreath to this classic hobby horse, accessorized with a bright red bow for the perfect seasonal touch in this little boy bedroom. Continuing the red theme, vintage twin beds have been painted a cheerful cherry red to beautifully contrast with the room's blue accents.
In a pale, neutral room the slightest variation of color or value can add a level of designer-style sophistication. This bright living area by Denise Davies is an object lesson in the technique: The greenish tinge of the off-white walls contrasts ever so slightly with the taupe-ish tone of the sleek sectional, for a look that’s subtle and elegant. A few rich blue accents nod to the coastal setting, without heading into kitschy territory.
As seen on HGTV's Rocky Mountain Reno, this bedroom, once covered in wood, dark and outdated, is now a bright, beautiful place for the couple to relax. A large window with neutral window treatments let in plenty of natural light, while the light color of the walls and ceiling help to reflect that light and keep the space feeling lights and open. Trista continues her design into the bedroom with the bold, blue bedspread and accent pillow. She added a modern touch with a metal chandelier hanging from the ceiling, but kept the rustic design alive with the exposed beam in the ceiling and the natural wood door to the right.