An Unexpected Color That Just Works…in Every Room in the House

published Jan 21, 2016
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Not for the faint of heart, this is a color that commands attention. It demands to be the star of the show, and draws eyes to it wherever it goes. You might think those qualities would make it tough to use, but the truth is this electric shade can work in any dose, in every room of the house.

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The bathroom in Roger & Chris’ Bold, Eclectic & Vivacious 160-Year-Old Victorian features a vanity painted in bright neon coral. It’s one of the many rooms in their house that plays fast and loose with color.

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On the other end of the spectrum, the Oslo apartment of potter Silje Aune Eriksen (from Elle Decor Norway, via Nordic Bliss) is mostly neutral, playing right into what we all adore about Scandinavian design. But there’s a punch of color coming from the kitchen with a trio of neon accessories: a footstool, hand towel and a colorful cord for the light fixture.

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The reddish-pinkish neon coral shade looks great on walls, too. Here it is as a statement color in a Vienna living room on Decor8. It’s an eye-catching way to break up all that white.

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If you can’t commit to a whole wall, try just part of a wall. This less-than-half-painted design was spotted in a children’s room from House to Home UK, featuring a slightly less saturated shade of the color.