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Loving the New Trend of Bright Colors but Afraid to Try? Here's How to Start

By Decorology
More and more I see beautiful, bold color on the covers of home decor mags but rarely do you ever see such color in someone's home. The reason is that, as I'm sure you know, the thought of painting your living room royal blue, or whatever your color crush, is a little scary....
The trick, and I'm sure this is no secret - is to start with a few accessories in a color you love, and then, if you are happy living with it, start adding more and more layers at a time.
Loving the new trend of bright colors but afraid to try?  Here's how to startFor example, in the room above - maybe they just started with those fab. aqua pillows. They were happy and added the aqua lamp. Then maybe the colorful vase you see in the back. Their courage was up and maybe a few weeks or months later they add some pink pillows and those gorgeous blue curtains!
via Pier 1
Loving the new trend of bright colors but afraid to try?  Here's how to startBright color is scary enough, so stick with one hue if you need to. This cornflower blue alone has big impact.
via House to Home
Really color shy? Try just adding a bright throw as seen in the two views of the living room below. Sometimes just one pop is enough to satiate your need for color...
Loving the new trend of bright colors but afraid to try?  Here's how to start
Loving the new trend of bright colors but afraid to try?  Here's how to startvia Alice in Designland
If you want to be a little braver - try an upholstered piece, like this gorgeous plum velvet chesterfield. Mix and match pillows and an eclectic rug keeps the space down to earth.
Loving the new trend of bright colors but afraid to try?  Here's how to startvia House to Home
Loving the new trend of bright colors but afraid to try?  Here's how to startIn the jewel-toned home office above, different bold colors are brought in in layers - a turquoise screen, a plum chair, and green foliage.
via House Beautiful
Now...for those of us who think we may be able to paint....
Maybe start with a washed effect of a bright color....like this pink below, which is bright but also a little translucent.
Loving the new trend of bright colors but afraid to try?  Here's how to startLoving the new trend of bright colors but afraid to try?  Here's how to start...or try going all out in a smaller space, like this purple hall, fully decked out with a vibrantly patterned chaise and that AMAZING pillow!
two above via Elle Decor
Loving the new trend of bright colors but afraid to try?  Here's how to startI don't know if I'll ever be brave enough to do something like this but it sure is glamorous isn't it!
via Real Simple
How about you? Have you wanted to use color but are always too scared? Is anyone living with color and loving it?

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