Full Spectrum

In the midst of white-on-white and weathered-wood trends, this living room in Mississippi dares to celebrate high-contrast colors like fuchsia, turquoise, and yellow. We parse out its time-honored (and tasteful) lessons for you.


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Buckingham 12-Light Chandelier in Aged Brass

Designer Eddie Ross calls the light fixture's combination of brass piping and glass cones "a modern take on a Victorian-Era glass chandelier."

Price: $1,366

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Modena Sofa in Blue Velvet

Every patterned piece should touch a solid for a visual break. The sofa acts as that touch point.

Price: $1,399.99–$1,596.99

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Chandon Coffee Table

An Art Deco-inspired coffee table adds glamour.

Price: $731.77–$790.90

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Paris Table Lamp in Yellow

Place this lamp near your favorite lounger for a cozy reading spot.

Price: $88.53

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Randy Armless Club Chair in Light Blue/White Stripes

A pinstripe chair quietly plays off the blues in a room, and its uniform lines break up the intensity of other patterns.

Price: $350

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Lake Painting by Parvez Taj Bondi

Balance bold patterns with simple wall art. Original product unavailable. Similar item featured.

Price: $50–$235

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Dazzle Apartment Throw Pillow

Printed pillows create an inviting and charming space.

Price: $45

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Curtain Rings with Clips in Light Gold

Finish your window treatments with sleek curtain rings.

Price: $13.11

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Bonnet Curtain Rod in Light Gold

Hang your drapes from this stylish curtain rod.

Price: $27.32–$74

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Chateaux Bedside Chest with Hutch

Use the shelves to display books and knickknacks, or remove the hutch and use the chest as an end table.

Price: $1,840

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Multicolor Vintage Corbett Area Rug

A kaleidoscope rug works like a tie, uniting all the colors front and center.

Price: $49.22–$346

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Nairobi Rectangular Pillow in Black

Pro tip: When mixing patterns in accent pillows, vary the scale.

Price: $72

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Colorhouse Alexa Hampton Trim White: Crisp Interior Paint

Bright white molding creates a fresh look.

Price: $55 per gallon

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Colorhouse Coney Island Pink by AphroChic Interior Paint

Room renovations go a little faster when you use this soft pink paint that takes only an hour to dry.

Price: $45 per gallon

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Brookfield Round End Table

Small plants and colorful vases get the attention they deserve on this table.

Price: $134.39

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Small X-Bench in Crypton Performance

Slide it out when you need extra seating, or use it as a side table to hold magazines.

Price: $949

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Beige Sisal Area Rug

Cover your entire floor for less by layering a bold small rug on top of a large sisal one.

Price: $91–$302

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Jade Choo Foo Dog Statues, Set of 2

Jade decor adds a classy and colorful touch.

Price: $45.26

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Infinity Rings

These infinity rings make an eye-catching centerpiece, or they can hold books in place on a shelf.

Price: $180

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Plimpton Flame Mitered Frame Pillow

Use accent pillows to experiment with vibrant colors.

Price: $24

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Central Park Rod Pocket Curtain Panel in Mineral Blue

A modern white curtain trimmed in blue pulls together a colorful room.

Price: Price varies.

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