Designing a room with a pop of color

Want to liven up your space? We’ll show you how to add a pop of color to a living room, bedroom, or even kitchen, from bold paint to metallic accents.

A pop of color is an easy way to update your home decor style, whether you’re bored with your all white kitchen or want to give a monochromatic modern living room more Boho flair. You might automatically turn to painting the walls a bold color, but we have some easy design tips for how to add a pop of color in your room.

Bold pop of color

Bright colored rugs are an easy way to add color to any room. A colorful bohemian-print rug adds color to neutral kitchens and a touch of pattern in a space that doesn’t have much. Layer a colorful Southwestern pattern rug on your neutral jute rug for an easy pop of color in the living room.

We also love adding color in accent pieces like tableside lamps, throw blankets, and artwork. Add an ottoman that has an ombre color detail or storage basket that has colorful pom-poms on it. Take a farmhouse patio with lots of neutrals and swap out the black pendant light for a bold barn red farmhouse ceiling fan.

Mill Valley Hunter red ceiling fan with Edison LED light for pop of color in modern farmhouse patio

“Pseudo neutrals”

If you want to add a pop of color in your home without going too bold, try a “pseudo neutral” color. A pale or desaturated color adds intrigue to the room without being overwhelming. Navy, sage green, blush pink – they complement a variety of colors that are already in your home, making it an easy and colorful update.

Simply add some natural greenery or reupholster chairs in a navy color to complement white and grey furniture in your room. Swap out a white ceiling fan for a mint one to add a little intrigue to your ceiling and room style.

Cranbrook Hunter mint ceiling fan with Edison LED light bulb for pop of color in modern bedroom

Metallic accents

Start simple by adding small, metallic accents in your space. We even encourage mixing metallics: coppers with golds, nickels with pewters!

Add a copper side table lamp and candle holders to home offices. Instead of black chairs in modern industrial kitchens and dining rooms, paint them a metallic color like silver or copper. Swap out the cabinet pulls in your kitchen for a polished nickel or bright brass. Add a ceiling fan with matte brass detailing to pop against neutral finishes in living rooms and bedroom.

Hepburn Hunter modern glam ceiling fan with light and remote in nursery

Pattern play

Take a simple, all white room like your farmhouse kitchen or modern living room and add some patterned textiles to give it a more inviting and playful feel. Transform farmhouse and Scandinavian modern rooms by adding a bold Southwestern pattern ceiling fan to give them a global or Boho style. Keep it simple by adding light fixtures with stripes to give rustic rooms a coastal look.

You can even layer patterns: Just be sure that they incorporate a similar color palettes. Have outdoor pillows on the patio in a variety of patterns. Blend patterns across your living room – from the rug to the ceiling fan, the curtains to the decorative pillows.

Hunter Pendleton Canyonlands silver modern ceiling fan in Southwestern living room

Know that there are so many ways to add a pop of color to freshen up your home that go beyond painting the walls. There are easy ways to add color to your living rooms, kitchens, and other rooms in your home, from accent pillows to colorful ceiling fans.