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Keep it Colorful: How to Bring Color into Your Home

Keep it Colorful: How to Bring Color into Your Home

Update your home by adding some colorful touches. There are ways to refresh your living space without having to redecorate completely. Whether your style is traditional, modern, or somewhere in between, there are colorful home accents to fit right in. Keep reading to find ideas for infusing every room with color.

Living Room

It’s easy to impart colorful touches to the living room with a few simple additions. If you’ve already got a neutral sofa and chairs, then you’ve got an excellent foundation for adding any color to the space. The first step is to choose your accent color or colors.

Let’s say you love the bold look of red. Layer a red fleece throw over the back of your sofa and toss red throw pillows on the chairs. Or you can cover your floor with a patterned area rug that features cherry tones. During the holidays, hang red needlepoint Christmas stockings for a festive traditional look.

Another versatile color choice is blue. You can hang curtains in this shade, match them to the rug, and then adorn the walls with oceanic-inspired artwork. A blue chenille throw and matching pillows can also be added for a cozy touch.

Dining Room

In the dining room, impart color with table linens. If you love a crisp, classic look, start with a white tablecloth and add placemats and charger plates to your favorite hue. To showcase the wood grain of your dining table, use a table runner in the center as an accent instead of a tablecloth.

You can change your table linens each season for a fresh look. Lemon-yellow is a cheery choice for spring, while tropical tones impart an on-trend look for summer. In fall, you can’t miss rich russet and orange tones. Winter can be celebrated with dramatic colors like navy and silver to replicate the look of a snowy night. Red and green are also traditional winter colors. There are also plenty of colorful Christmas kitchen and dining essentials to adorn your holiday table.


If you want to change the look of your bedroom, there are duvet covers in just about every color. You can change the whole room simply by swapping your white or neutral duvet cover with one in a more vibrant hue. If you’re going for a subtle look, add a grouping of decorative pillows or toss a throw blanket along the foot of the bed.

Create a layered look with bed sheets in a bold print and a solid-color duvet cover. Or you can adorn the bed with a colorful patterned quilt and solid sheets. Mixing different colors and patterns is easy to impart a bold and eclectic look to your bedroom.


Bath towels are a functional home accent. They’re available in many colors, including pastels, bright colors, and jewel tones, so you can achieve the look you want. Match your towels to your bath mat and shower curtain for a coordinated look or combine contrasting colors for a more modern look.

Monogrammed bath towels add elegance to the space and can be matched to the rug and other décor. Tie the look together with bathroom accessories, such as a toothbrush holder and soap dish. A piece of framed art or two in a color that coordinates with the bath décor can also impart character to the room.


In the kitchen, adding color to the space can be done with enameled cookware. There are cookware pieces that come in vibrant tones like red, orange, and cobalt blue, to name just a few. Even if copper or stainless steel is more your style, don’t worry. You can still add color to the kitchen with bright wall art, vibrant kitchen linens, and kitchen curtains in an eye-catching hue.

Indoor/outdoor rugs are a good choice for kitchens because they’re moisture-resistant and able to withstand heavy foot traffic. A brightly patterned kitchen rug can brighten the space and is easy to coordinate with other décor pieces. For example, you could match the boldest color in the rug to a set of silicone spatulas. A bowl of fruit on the countertop is another way to add color to the kitchen while also keeping healthy snacks close at hand.

Updating Your Patio Space with Color

One of the easiest ways to update your patio with color is by changing the outdoor furniture cushions. If you currently have white or ivory cushions, change things up with a bright color like turquoise or opt for a striped motif. Match the color of the cushions to outdoor accessories like shade umbrellas and planters. You can also use indoor/outdoor rugs on the patio to create an inviting look and add color.

These colorful ideas can all be adapted to suit your design preferences and room configurations. Decorating one’s home is a highly personal endeavor, so choose the colors and pieces that appeal to you and your space.

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