Designer Kimberly Lyons wanted to create pops of colors in the family room to vivify the neutral walls, woodwork and sofas. The dark salmon accent wall is a warm and inviting tone without overtaking the room. Surprisingly, the colors in the accent pillows on the sofas work well with it, with the area rug tying all the colors together for an overall pleasing effect.
Since bedrooms are not usually as large as common areas, try to keep your holiday accent colors to a minimum. Avoiding overuse of color will keep the look from becoming overwhelming. Here, medium and dark reds were used to update the neutral furniture with the simple addition of throw pillows and blankets.
The window treatments, art, dining table and chandelier all add a touch of elegance to this dining room designed by Helen Richardson. The sumptuous striped silk window treatments add texture while providing the illusion of expanding the space vertically.
Ample sunlight and a soothing desert-inspired color palette prove a winning combination in the spa-style master bathroom of the HGTV Dream Home 2010. A drop-in bathtub is encompassed in black-speckled white tiles and given a soft vibe with a row of illuminated candles. A candle chandelier hangs above a painted sage green double vanity, which is contrasted by the dark blue color accents used to trim the doorways.
Rich, dark crown molding coordinates with the built-ins in this bedroom, creating eye-catching contrast against the soft pink walls. A chandelier lends a splash of sophistication, and curtains add subtle color.
Repeating colors give your room a designer look. Add napkins and a few choice decor pieces, like a bowl, that match your dining area chairs. An aqua candle in the table luminary ties in with the decor in this new construction kitchen, and the contrasting yellow along the counter in the lemons and pasta creates balance.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It, Too, designer Jillian Harris gave the homeowners a modern dining space. With a table that seats up to six, there is plenty of space for the family to enjoy or to entertain their friends. She then added a modern chandelier to help bring light to the room. The walls are painted a neutral color and are accented by the dark picture frames and the metal of the chandelier.
The neutral-colored sofa and club chair are brightened by pops of orange in the throw pillows, accessories and glowing fireplace. Chocolate-brown window curtains and a dark-wood fireplace mantel balance the room. Colorful artwork in black frames adds visual interest to the space.
Surrounded by dark wood panelling, which differentiates this space from the rest of the house, a desk and chair combine to establish a comfortable home office. Below, two stylish bohemian rugs add color to the room and help create an eclectic look.
This entryway is masculine and modern, with a dark wood staircase and a stone accent wall offset by a stretch of white. A large piece of contemporary art brings some punchy color into the space as well.
Royal blue accents reign supreme in this great room, adding a stylish touch to the comfortable cream-colored furniture. The rustic fireplace and birdcage light fixture create a pleasant visual contrast with the modern windows.
Texture and pattern take over in the contemporary design of this sitting room. A black border divides sections of blue and neutral wall covering, and a neutral wall accent panel adds dimension to the space. A blue graphic rug and yellow graphic throw pillow add pops of color to the neutral sofa and furniture. A beautiful black lamp with layers of shades is the perfect lighting addition.
Using black as an accent color on the exterior helps draw attention to architectural details like windows, doors, and trim, and, as the team at Awad + Koontz Architects Builders notes, “gives a modern touch to a traditional home.”