We could all use a little color in our lives; since our kids’ rooms might be awash with brights, it’s natural to want to swerve dramatically in the opposite direction and make the rest of our homes as neutral as possible, trying to make things a bit more sophisticated.
But perhaps due in part to the current obsession with colorblocking, there’s a fantastic way to infuse a little whimsy into an otherwise grown-up space: a perfectly-placed pop of neon.
Most of us remember the 80s with all its Day-Glo glory and know better than to revisit the neon overload of the day, but small doses of the brightest of brights can seriously pack a punch. In today’s lead image, several colors are peppered throughout an otherwise grey space, leaving behind a candy-coated effect that’s practically edible.
Adding just a single element to a room, such as a door or a coat of paint on a set of table legs, is a quick and relatively easy way to jump on the trend without too much commitment, making it simple to switch up later on. For the time being, though, taking the plunge into bold, bright color can literally and figuratively have an empowering and awakening effect.