Color Theory

Pops of Color, Accent Pieces, Unusual Color Combos

Styled by Valerie Troupe
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Photos by f8 Photo Studios
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The power of color…it can transform a room and invoke certain feelings and emotions. Warm colors give a sense of comfort and cool colors can be relaxing and instill a sense of tranquility. Certain color combinations have even become representations of different eras of time!

Neutrals are always a safe bet, but can lack visual interest. Adding some color can make a room more interesting and can be a quick way to refresh your décor without changing everything. Using colorful accent pieces allows you to try out new colors and even create unusual color combinations.

Place brightly colored pillows on a neutral couch, or use a painted accent table in the entryway. An accent chair with a bright, bold print looks great mixed in with beige living room furniture. Use beautiful glass pieces in bright colors to sprinkle color around your entire house!

Painted Wooden Letters $8; revival antiques 1505 Capital Blvd #14; revival-antiques.com

Painted Wooden Letters $8; revival antiques 1505 Capital Blvd #14; revival-antiques.com

Flitch Modular Furniture – Base Duo $670-$960 & Drawer Boxes $410 each; beyond blue interiors North Hills, 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave #102; beyondblueinteriors.com

Flitch Modular Furniture – Base Duo $670-$960 & Drawer Boxes $410 each; beyond blue interiors North Hills, 4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave #102; beyondblueinteriors.com

Ekornes Stressless Legend High-Back 2-Seat, No Arms, Leather Price Starts @ $3,399; 2-Chairs, One Arm L/R, Leather Price Starts @ $5,394; 2-section Arm/Table Price Starts @ 2,190; ambiente modern furniture 3915 Beryl Rd; ambientefurniture.com

Ekornes Stressless Legend High-Back 2-Seat, No Arms, Leather Price Starts @ $3,399; 2-Chairs, One Arm L/R, Leather Price Starts @ $5,394; 2-section Arm/Table Price Starts @ 2,190; ambiente modern furniture 3915 Beryl Rd; ambientefurniture.com

Linen Club Chair $869 & Abstract Pillow $49; dexter furniture 8411 Glenwood Ave #101; dexterfurniture.com

Linen Club Chair $869 & Abstract Pillow $49; dexter furniture 8411 Glenwood Ave #101; dexterfurniture.com

Tea Cup Planters $12.99 each & Small Succulent Plants $2.99-$6.99; Atlantic Gardening Company 5217 Atlantic Ave; atlanticavenuegarden.com

Tea Cup Planters $12.99 each & Small Succulent Plants $2.99-$6.99; Atlantic Gardening Company 5217 Atlantic Ave; atlanticavenuegarden.com

Waterworks, Optix Glacier Bay Collection in Emerald Valley, Glossy Price: $55-$125; Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath 1505 Capital Blvd; birddecorativehardware.com

Waterworks, Optix Glacier Bay Collection in Emerald Valley, Glossy Price: $55-$125; Bird Decorative Hardware & Bath 1505 Capital Blvd; birddecorativehardware.com

Charleston King Bed $2279.20; Charleston 9-Drawer Dresser $1785; Charleston Bedside Cabinet $578.20; steven shell living 2030 Clark Ave; stevenshellliving.com

Charleston King Bed $2279.20; Charleston 9-Drawer Dresser $1785; Charleston Bedside Cabinet $578.20; steven shell living 2030 Clark Ave; stevenshellliving.com

1880 Louis XV Painted Sideboard (France) $1,850 & Hand-blown Glass Squirrel $85; hunt and gather seaboard station, 10 W. Franklin St, Suite 100; huntandgatherraleigh.com

1880 Louis XV Painted Sideboard (France) $1,850 & Hand-blown Glass Squirrel $85; hunt and gather seaboard station, 10 W. Franklin St, Suite 100; huntandgatherraleigh.com

Laura Barnett Gourd Bird Sculptures $39 & Tierra Sol Studio Planted Cacti $30-$40; NOFO @the Pig 2014 Fairview Rd; nofo.com

Laura Barnett Gourd Bird Sculptures $39 & Tierra Sol Studio Planted Cacti $30-$40; NOFO @the Pig 2014 Fairview Rd; nofo.com

Beeline Home Collection Star Chair $1,850 & Ryan Studio Bukhara Ikat Fuschia Pillow $230; Eatman’s Carpets & Interiors 2641-104 Noblin Rd; eatmansinc.com

Beeline Home Collection Star Chair $1,850 & Ryan Studio Bukhara Ikat Fuschia Pillow $230; Eatman’s Carpets & Interiors 2641-104 Noblin Rd; eatmansinc.com