Brite Lites: Neon & Neutral

Brite Lites: Neon & Neutral

Sarah Rainwater
Jul 6, 2010

Neon colors aren't for everyone, let alone every man, but if a guy can rock the hot pink like there's no tomorrow, there's probably nothing that he can't do. And since a little shock of florescent can go a long way, work it in combination with the most minimal of neutral palettes to get the biggest impact without catapulting all the way to 1986.

Whether it's used in careful, angular doses as in Naseem's Back Bay Live Work Space (image 2), in subtle bursts as in Gregory's Home Office (image 6), or in bold, over-the-top swaths as in Kanye West's home (image 3), neon hues maintain an edginess that makes them feel surprisingly at home in a masculine space.

Images: 1, 1st Option; 2, Kyle Freeman; 3, Art Gray/Interior Design; 4, Evan Thomas; 5, design*sponge; 6, Gregory Han; 7, 1st Option; 8, Rebecka Oftedal via design*sponge; 9, Juergen Eheim; 10, Rachael Smith

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