Vibrant jewel tones fill this living area with energy. The boldly patterned armchairs in the living room pull in the beautiful green walls of the adjacent dining room. Bright red accents are lively punctuations to the scene.
Frosted glass micro-block tile in a tortoise shell-inspired shade served as a springboard for the design of the 2012 HGTV Green Home guest bathroom. A red tray efficiently organizes necessities and adds a vibrant hit of color.
If the countertops are in good condition and a neutral color, a simple bright tray can really jazz things up. Designer Jennifer Foster redid this 1990s builder bathroom for a client who did not want childish decor that her two sons would soon outgrow. The red metal tray fits with the primary colors in the pictures of Matchbox cars hanging on nearby walls, which Foster’s husband photographed specifically for the space.
A bold shade of red, this traditional dining room boasts a tray ceiling that draws the eye upward. Neutral chairs surround a dark wood dining table to keep the space from appearing to loud and busy. A large piece of artwork centers the room, complementing the deep red walls and adding another dose of color.
This classic dining room earns a bit of flair with red accents, as seen in the curtains and starburst patterned carpet. Neutral tufted wingback chairs are positioned around the dining table, while a traditional candelabra chandelier hangs above. Silvery gray paint covers the tray ceiling, adding a metallic touch.
A black and white color scheme can be considered neutral, but in this dining room it's anything but. Funky patterned wallpaper plays off a differently patterned black and white rug. The farmhouse table pairs nicely with wishbone chairs, and a gathering of plants with antler horns gives the space an outdoorsy flair. A large hanging light fixture provides plenty of light, and a red tray on the table adds a punch of color.
Traditionally shaped furniture takes on a whole new life with these bright, striking prints and fabrics. The tufted ottoman doubles as a coffee table and the multicolored armchair becomes a jumping off point for bold accents like the red tray.
If there is no room on the walls near the sink for a hand towel ring or hook, take it to the countertop. Designer Jennifer Foster filled a red tray with a small towel stand for a boy’s bathroom. Decorative hand towels also are an easy way to make a bathroom look more polished, and designers often opt for ones with simple patterns such as stripes.
This stunning dining room is anchored by a farmhouse table and chairs reminiscent of midcentury modern design. Black and white wallpaper and a rug are the can't-be-missed design elements in the room, and the color scheme is echoed in the window treatment, light fixture and chairs. Botanicals and antler horns bring nature indoors, and the red tray and table add a punch of color.
This living room features sleek furnishings with clean lines and very little adornment. The gray sofa, cream ottoman and dark wood cabinet all maintain a soft neutral theme while the few pops of color come from the red lacquered tray and floral arrangement.
Multicolored honeycomb-patterned wallpaper and green-and-white striped bedding give a geometric feel to this cheerful bedroom space. A collection of rainbow-hued accent pillows merrily adds to the mix.
Brown mosaic tile serves as a springboard for this bathroom's casual-chic design sensibility, while twin mirrors visually widen the space. The guest bathroom, from the 2012 HGTV Green Home, has beautifully finished wood cabinets and floors to warm up the room and red accents add a bright pop of color against white walls. The signature tile is a frosted glass micro-block in a tortoise shell-inspired shade. The upper-floor space also features interior windows opening to the adjacent tairwell.
Cheery and bright, this eclectic living room embraces bold patterns, a mix of fabrics and vivid colors perfectly set off by crisp white walls. The cloth-covered ottoman handily doubles up as a place to rest your feet and a coffee table.