Nothing makes a bright color pop more than a background of white. It’s bold. It’s electrifying. It’s vibrant. And adding something exciting to an all-white room is one of the most thrilling parts of home decorating. It’s adding completeness to the incomplete. The bold to the bland. The personality to a blank slate. And bigger and brighter, is better.
What colors are the best to get that bright energy moving?
Let’s start with yellow. The sun. Need we say more? Happy. Vitamin C. Natural mood booster. Add yellow! It’s so appropriate in a nursery whether it’s an accent wall, or accent details. Also, a windowless bathroom, or laundry room, can use some yellow.
The brightest blue. Bright blues are warm. Sky blue is like a summer days with white acting as clouds. Medium and deep blues are luxurious and elegant. Blues are neutral enough to be used as big pieces like furniture, but also are beautiful as an accent, like cupboard doors, against a white wood frame.
Orange is bright and fearless. If you’re thinking about using orange in your home then you are bold. You are festive. And you are energized. Use it in a place where you entertain your family and friends and see if you notice a more lively difference in your social gatherings. A fearless, festive orange will always get a conversation going. It’s also a great background color for a funky area with modern fixtures and displayed artwork.
Green can be surprisingly livable. Spring. Bright green grass and newly sprouted plants. Life. Green is another one of those brights that work in windowless rooms, or as an accent color in the curtains, pillows, or a small rug. Green can be a warm color against a white background.
Purple-ish. Terrific in small doses, and smaller rooms. Choose a light tone of the color, you don’t even need a deep hue for purple to pop against white, for something unexpected, warm, and yes, bright.
Don’t be scared of red. Red is bright. Always. It doesn’t matter what shade of red, red makes a statement. But that’s not bad; that’s bold. It’s love! Red looks awesome next to white, and it also looks gorgeous next to white that is less bright, like cream.
Have you done the brights against white? Let us know in the comments below!