9 Colorful Trends to Brighten Up Your Home

updated Jul 17, 2020
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If you ever find yourself getting tired of stark, designy interiors in unforgiving palettes of black and white, you’re in luck. Color is back in a big way, and nowhere is that more apparent than in these nine exciting (and happily hued) trends.

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1. Oversized abstract paintings.
We’re spotting happily comingled, eye-pleasing colors on canvases everywhere (like in this room from Interiormagasinet). Two of our favorite artists creating works like these are Michelle Armas and Claire Desjardins.

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2. Jewel tones.
Deep, rich colors (like on these velvet pillows from H&M) are big for the home right now.

More Inspiration: Cheer Up Your Space with Jewel Tones

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3. Textile art.
Textile wall hangings (like this one from Juju Just) are a great way to add color AND texture.

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4. Boucherouite rugs.
These colorful, graphic Moroccan rag rugs (like this one in a room from Femina) will add a jolt of luscious color to any space.

  • More inspiration: A Gallery of Beautiful Rooms with Moroccan Boucherouite Rugs
  • Find it: Our Favorite Sources for Moroccan Boucherouite Rugs
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5. Rocks.
Minerals have a mysterious, inexplicable beauty, and they come in pretty much any color you can imagine. Wood mineral display from Stone and Violet.

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6. Plants.
Plants (like this indoor tree in a space from Nuevo Estilo) are nature’s way of adding color. They’re a great way to add a little style and a little green to any interior.

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7. Colorful tile.
Colorful tiles (like the encaustic tile in this kitchen from HomeLife) are a great way to add a little color to a modern kitchen.

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8. Neon.
Neon signs (like this one in a space from The Glitter Guide) are fun, offbeat way to add a little color to a space (and send a message, too).

Decor Trend: Neon Typography

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9. Otomi prints.
These colorful embroideries from Mexico (like this one, used as a coverlet in a bedroom from Rue) will bring a little cheer to even the dullest of spaces.