Here's how to bring hues into your home — without ever picking up a paint brush.
When it comes to giving any room in your house a new look, the rainbow is your friend. “There are so many beautiful colors," says New York City-based designer Anthony Gianacakos of . "And when executed well, they just make life happier." Even if you err more (or exclusively) towards muted tones, you need not be scared of those vibrant shades. "For clients who don’t want loud walls, I opt for bold rugs and bright accent chairs, pillows and artwork to layer the palette," he advises. Here are 9 of our favorite pieces that make a big impact.
This striking bar chair adds just the right hit of iconic orange and brass to make any fashionista swoon.
Worlds Away Hazel Counter Bar Chair, $988
Change your lighting to match your mood with Philips Hue bulbs and the Philips Hue app. With the tap of a button on your smartphone, go from a muted orange glow to a bright, sexy red. You'll feel like a professional lighting designer, and have the perfect ambience to prove it.
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit, $199
Made in Italy, this lightweight side table is reminiscent of seawater, bringing an organic sensibility wherever it goes.
Patricia Urquiola’s Liquefy Tempered Glass Table, $1,850
Artist Tracy Glover strikes a beautiful balance in her striped pendant. Each alluring piece is handmade in Rhode Island, and no two are exactly the same.
Tracy Glover Lifesaver Fishbowl Handblown Pendant, $1,013
Thanks to its simple yet captivating look, this mirror shows how far updating the classics can take you. With a sophisticated shade of purple and slightly geometric frame, it's timeless and stunning.
The New Traditionalists Zaha Mirror, price upon request
Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada has created two eye-catching red earthenware vases, complete with a 22k gold floral pattern, to add a certain spark to any quiet room.
Roche Bobois Aka Hanaw Vase, $3,400 and up
The modern silhouette of the Vuelta sofa and its dark forest green velvet upholstery will go with nearly any décor scheme.
Avenue Road Vuelta Sofa, $7,260
If autumn could be a rug, it would most definitely be this one. The beautiful blend of burnt orange and neutral taupe presents a bold palette in a quiet, luxurious manner.
Anthony George for Sacco Carpets Wool and Bamboo Silk Ombre Elephant Rug, price upon request
Sometimes you just need one serious color blast that will make all the difference — and this lamp shade delivers. The fire-engine red does what the perfect shade of lipstick does to an outfit: It simply makes it better.
Bunny Williams Home Rosso Lampshade, $125