Bold & Bright

Written on June 22, 2013 at 11:00 am , by

You want to know what makes a room very happy?  Colorful accent furniture! One of the things that struck me about the series of images below is just how cheerful these spaces are simply by introducing a bold and colorful piece of furniture.

Just about anything you already own can be painted any color you choose. If you’ve been considering painting an existing piece and introducing a fun color into the home, follow this step by step guide on how to paint furniture or these tips for using spray paint

bold and bright furniture 1

 

Brightly colored ottomans punctuate a sitting area and steal the show with their friendly color placed front and center.

bright yellow leather ottoman

 

Another easy way to add a modern bold accent is with a brightly painted stools or end tables, they’re versatile pieces that work as a perch for setting down a book or glass, and often as extra seating. Play off the colors that exist in a rug or introduce a fun new shade to your space.

 

bright yellow stools bhg

 

blue chair bright green stools bhg

 

bright orange end tables bhg

 

When it comes to periods or styles, color never discriminates. Bright hues are right at home in many settings, from contemporary to cottage.  

 

bright purple bench bhg

 

bright green hutch and end table

 

Neutral kitchens are another place to add a cheerful pop of color – choose brightly painted counter or bar stools to create a happy snack zone.

yellow barstools bhg

 

bright aqua stools bhg

 

I rounded up some bold and bright accent furniture for the home, many of these pieces are available in other colorful shades. 

 bold and bright accent furniture

 

From top left:  Honeycomb chairs; Overstock; Crocheted Apple Pouf; Crate + Barrel; Peacock Club Chair, Overstock; Pagoda Stool, World Market; Oomph side table; Zinc Door; Carlisle Stools, Target; Casbah Chair, Pier One; Slim Console, Room + Board; Chartreuse stool, Zinc Door; Bombe Chest, Kirklands; Pink Pouf, Jonathan Adler; Linon Curve Stool, Kohls; Orange Desk, CB2; Slim Cocktail Table; Room + Board

 

Have you decorated any space in your home with a brightly painted piece?  What color did you choose?

 

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15 Responses to “Bold & Bright”

  1. I’m all yellow for the summer in my living room and I would love to get that 3rd picture look using the National Geographic magazines! :-)

  2. I’ve been thinking more about using bold colors in my home, I don’t do it very often. Recently I have the urge for yellow! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I could certainly get motivated to work if I was greeted each morning by a shiny red desk!

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  7. I love th bold and bright desk! Would you please tell me where I can buy this desk? It’s beautiful. Thanks so much!

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  9. Bright ideas indeed.

  10. Where are the off white with green shades from on the top picture?

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  12. Hi,
    Love this article, but I NEEEEEED those Aqua stools… they are the exact colour and style I’ve been chasing…. do you know where they can be sourced please??? The target ones you referenced do not come in this colour :/
    Thanks so much,
    Jemma

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