7 Tips for Incorporating Bold Colors in Your Room’s Design

Bold, cheerful colors have been in vogue for a while—from color-blocked layouts to splashes of primary hues in makeup, sensational shades are all the rage. Interior design is not far behind—designers are leaning into this trend as well. If you're looking for a way to reflect your vibrant personality and revamp your home, here are a few of our ideas!

Choose one or two primary color anchors

Understanding how bold colors work together is the key to a cohesive look. Select at least one color to give direction to your other ones; for example, if you're basing a look around red, don't choose a shade of blue that is equally intense. Alternatively, you can have intense reds or blues in one space, as long as you keep both in equal, moderate proportions.

Consider accent colors for your room

If you are not prepared for a leap as bold as switching your room's color scheme, you can make small changes with accent furniture. Bring your room to life using shades that are only slightly more intense than your existing color scheme. This scheme is perfect for rooms with pastel-colored walls or ones with multi-colored paneling.

Use complementary colors in your palette

You can't go wrong when you refer to the color wheel. Picking the right combinations can be daunting at first, but a color wheel can bring out your best ideas after you get the hang of it. For example, blue and orange, which are opposite each other on the wheel, make a rich and bold statement when you use them to create lighter or darker tints.

Size and proportions are important

Painting a small room in dark colors can make it look cramped. Bold palettes are best in small doses for cozy areas. Likewise, painting a large room in white can make your space look emptier than you'd like. Using a dark accent wall or dark colors is better for larger areas, and keeping your walls neutral is best for small rooms.

Keep the neutral colors in

It won't be soothing on your eyes if you use an entire palette of bright shades. Include one or two neutral colors to balance out your scheme. Whites, beiges, and greys are more important than you think; they bring out the freshness of bolder colors. At the same time, they prevent these from overpowering each other.

Be open to patterns as well

Infuse trending colors and patterns into your decor. You could add these elements through accessories you can easily swap out. For example, you can use curtains, accessories, and pillowcases with floral patterns, bold lines, and bohemian prints. If you tire of the pattern, these things are easy to switch out for something more muted.


If it's your first time decorating your home, it helps treat your rooms as an extension of your personality. Start with one or two colors that you like and add neutral shades that match these as a counterbalance. Do not be afraid to incorporate bold hues and large prints in your design. Your home should be your safe space, so feel free to decorate it in a way that makes you happy!

Bringing some boldness to your home is easy when you partner with Metamorphosis Studios. Working out of Lexington, KY, we are an interior design studio committed to helping our clients realize the home of their dreams. Get in touch with us today to learn more!

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