Fluorescents have made their way back into fashion and home decor in a big way. Add vibrancy into your home by using saturated paint shades on your accent chairs, desks, side tables and wall art. With vivid color, there are a couple tricks to getting a bold pop of color without it being overwhelming.....
1. Work with Color Blocking
Color Blocking uses a combination of vivid colors in geometrical designs. Triangles, circles, rectangles or lines are used in such a way to include 2 or more colors.
How to use this with furniture?
Pair together raw wood and color. Lighter woods such as pine really seem to nicely off-set bright colors, and give your furniture a trendy appearance.
Use painters tape to create a pattern on a dresser. Cut your own patterns using adhesive (sticky) drawer liners, apply them to furniture, spray paint, and remove the liner stencil.
Paint an accent chair in a neon color, and leave the bottom third of the leg in it's bare wood.
Accent your bright pieces using a bit of metallic paint. Gold or silver can add a bit of shine to a bright piece of furniture.
2. Use Stencils
Stencils can be an easy way of adding intrigue and pattern to a plain piece of furniture. Go for something that has an all over pattern such as this herringbone pattern which you can find on Amazon. Pair together lighter pastel shades with bold neon colors.
3. Use Fluoresents On Accent Pieces
Go for bold pops of color on individual pieces such as accent chairs, display pottery, sculptures and throw pillows. Use Rust-Oleum's Royal Blue on an accent piece such as a desk, or chair. Take the vibrant shade, and have paint mixed up from your local paint store that is several shades lighter in color, which then can be used on the wall. The overall look can be gentle, yet quite outspoken, drawing attention to the use of neon in the room.
4. Use Neon With Other Like Colors
Pairing neon shades with duller shades can be a way of toning down the appearance. Camel shades of orange, often seen in leather and lighter shades of wood can be a way of drawing your attention to the color, while at the same time, adding a neutral base which balances the vibrancy of the shade. Another way of doing this is to pair a bright color with a color in the same family that is duller or lighter. This also focuses the eye on the brighter colors, while at the same time seems to present itself as gentler.
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