If your home could use a bit of color, consider decorating with primary-colored accents. You don't need much — even a few candlesticks, a bold pillow, or a Mondrian-inspired piece of art can make a difference. Of course, if you're feeling bolder, primaries are classic enough that you can go all out without worrying about changing trends. To avoid making your home look like a preschool, pair your primaries with sophisticated pieces and modern art. For example, set a blue & green bowl on a white end table, repaint a wood-framed mirror to hang on mellow-hued wall, or paper a wall in a bright print.
• Primary-hued accents are intermixed with neutral pieces in this Madrid home from Elle Decor España.
• A cheery crocheted pillow brightens up a midcentury chair at Yvestown's home.
• Red upholstery and colorful art pull together this casually chic dining room in Milan. Via Desire to Inspire.
• This clever, pretty hook rack is made of reclaimed palettes. via Marie Claire Maison.
• Custom wallpaper and painted chairs look artful in designer Christopher Coleman's kitchen. Via I on Design.
Images: 1. Pablo Zuloaga via Elle Decor España 2.The Yvestown Blog 3. AT Casa via Desire to Inspire 4. RTL Belgique via Marie Claire Maison 5. Annie Schlechter for Metropolitan Home Design 100 via I on Design.