Just as jewels make an outfit sparkle, vibrant jewel tones bring a dose of bling to home decor. These bright, rich hues will be trending in 2021 for home decor and whether you go for a few accent pieces or an entire jewel-tone color scheme depends upon your taste.
Beautiful Jewel Tones Through Furniture
Pantone picked a bold yellow hue for one of its 2021 Colors of the Year. It’s paired with a second color this time around — Ultimate Gray – and the combo is a great example of how a jewel tone enlivens a neutral shade. Yellow is one of those colors that can be polarizing for some people but the different ways it can be incorporated into your décor will make you a believer if you weren’t already a fan of this happy color Another hue that can be polarizing for some people, yellow is a bright, sunny jewel tone that doesn’t have to be limited to country-style kitchens.
To go big and bold, opt for a bright, sunny sofa for a neutral room. It’s a sunny pop that’s the perfect pairing for the wallpaper, which has a gray background and a muted blue floral pattern. This particular room also demonstrates how darker accessories, like the various cushions and throw, go a long way in taming the boldness of the color.
A space that has dark, moody walls is also a prime area for a pop of bright yellow. Here, super dark gray walls already have an interesting display of art wall décor, but what really makes this room sing is the vibrant yellow armchair – all it takes is one bright dose of color!
More contemporary décor schemes are no exception because they too can be brightened up with topaz yellow. This fabulous chair has the sleek lines you expect for contemporary pieces but its look is amped up with the yellow upholstery. Remember that chairs are one of the easiest ways to add color to a room
Even if you don’t want to add a large piece of furniture you can still add a pop co yellow with a lamp. A bright, shiny yellow floor lamp from Resource Décor is made glam with dangling crystals for extra style. This would be great in a neutral bedroom that needs a bit of sunny color.
Amethyst is a great color on its own for adding a vibrant pop, but it’s also one that blends like a dream. It can easily be paired with a number of other jewel tones like pink, topaz yellow and deep blues. Purple is also a very regal color and done right, a very sophisticated choice. Speaking of which, unless you’re going for a very whimsical look, it’s best to err on the side if sophistication when adding jewel tones to your living space.
Poliedrica’s stunning coffee table features a purple top within undulating underside, making it look like a sheet of ice. The bright acrylic top is as artful as it colorful and makes a great pop of color for any living room. It actually feels like it could be a slice of a gem!
Speaking of amethyst as a blendable hue, here we have a rocking ottoman by Pedro Salgado that is sitting next to another one in a topaz yellow. If you want to try out a jewel tone, an ottoman like this is a great way to audition the hue in your own living space.
A novel –and very sophisticated – use of amethyst is on the inside of this shelving unit. The color, combined with the backlighting, creates a unique and very attractive backdrop for the shelves and nicely highlights the objects displayed.
Amethyst upholstery combined with a distinctive silhouette makes for a very modern and artful dose of color. Whether it’s a single pop of color or part of a coordinated monochrome color scheme, a special silhouette will make a jewel-toned piece of furniture even more special.
Modern silhouettes are also ideal for a pop of purple. Deep amethyst upholstery on an angular, modern chair or sofa creates a focal point in the room, no matter what else is going on in the décor. Actually, reupholstering a favorite piece of furniture in a jewel tone like this is a big but cost-effective refresh for your living space.
Cool, rich and soothing, sapphire blue adds a sophisticated touch to any space. It’s a very popular color choice for living rooms and bedrooms in particular. Single pieces such as a light fixture, side chair or occasional table provide a versatile pop of color without being too bold. Feeing brave? Opt for a large sofa or paint the walls.
Bright colors are the sole focus of Polart, whose monochrome sets are perfect for the bold and brave. The company produces furnishings in traditional silhouettes but in energetic jewel tomes that will make any room the talk of the town.
Tall and elegant with long legs, this chair from Moroso is perfect for a bistro table or bar area.
In a large room, an intense blue sofa becomes a dramatic focal point. The modern, leggy style adds impact to the color.
Small coffee tables by sculptor Miriam Ancis are ideal for a versatile pop of a blue jewel tone. Ancis started making these small pieces for herself, but found that so many friends were requesting them that she began production.
Often, jewel tones are associated with a more luxe style of interior, but this isn’t always the case. Vivid colors can be a part of any style of home decor. The bright blue painted dresser below is a good example of a piece that is perfect for a more bohemian, or “Jungalow” style of decor.
Paint is a fast and easy way to add jewel tones to your decor without investing in new furnishings. Even adding one blue wall to a room creates a real “wow” factor.
Gemstone tiles for the kitchen and the bathroom are a luxurious and sensational way to add jewel tones to these rooms. A kitchen counter or bathroom vanity in a beautiful agate surface is all the drama the space will need.
Or, go for real drama in the bathroom with a lighted blue vanity, like this one. The light feature is very unusual!
Evocative of the sea and sky, lively turquoise is a popular jewel tone for brightening up a space. There’s something calming about turquoise pieces, even when used to enliven a room’s color scheme. Mixing the vibrant hue with other shades of blue and green adds an elemental feeling. Here, a casual hanging light fixture from Canopy Designs incorporates green jewel tones as well.
Modern, minimalist furnishings don’t have to be neutral. The jewel tone seats of these chairs from an Italian designer show how a just a simple cushion in a splashy color can have big impact.
Christopher Duffy’s jaw-dropping tables are inspired by the sea and the turquoise color adds to the drama and highlights the layering. Pieces like his are a perfect example of another way to incorporate jewel tones into home decor using art and art furniture.
In the bedroom, jewel tones are not limited to bedding and curtains. Choosing a headboard and bed frame upholstered in a rich turquoise adds drama no matter what other colors are used in the rest of the room. This one is from Yatas Bedding.
A casual sofa in turquoise brightens up an otherwise wood-dominated living room.
At the opposite end of the style spectrum is this rustic chair, which also benefits from decorative turquoise leather strips.
A variety of turquoise elements give this dining room some real color drama. The pieces are all from Steven Shell and while they are marvelous all together, they could be used more sparingly for a more modest dose of color.
Covering a traditional wing chair in a vibrant jewel tone brings it into the modern era without sacrificing its more formal feel.
Bold fuchsia to bright salmon and cotton candy pink — these jewel tones really light up a room’s decor. This glass-topped bar that is made with custom architectural and decorative laminated glass and lit from inside is the ultimate in color drama. Created by Cosmopolitan Glass, it is true luxury.
Color lovers will understand how a pink leather sofa, like this one from Ego Italiano, can work in a living room. The hue is decidedly bold and different, but pairing it with earthy hues prevents it from being too feminine or overly syrupy.
Fuchsia on its own is a dramatic feature, but when used for a tall-back tufted seat, it makes for double drama. Here, the piece is paired with equally vibrant pillows, but to tone down the vibrancy it could be used with neutral colored cushions.
Velvet upholstery in cotton candy pink, complemented by a silver frame, yields a definitely feminine piece. While this chair would be at home in a living room, it would be well suited to a bedroom or dressing area, especially at a dressing table.
Fuchsia with more of a purple undertone gives added versatility to an upholstered armchair. Although it too is done in velvet, the slim metallic legs make it mid-century modern and a little less feminine. The chair comes from Resource Decor.
Fuchsia works for the bathroom too. This jewel tone is at home in a funky bathroom style that is great for kids. The unique shapes of the fixtures in this bathroom — including the pan-shaped sink — work well with such a bold color for the vanity and cube wall shelving.
Pink bedrooms have long been associated with little girls, but a platform bed upholstered in this jewel tone can be utterly adult when the decor is designed properly. Set on a wood plank floor, against a neutral wall and alongside moss-colored furnishings, the bed is not unusually feminine.
Adding jewel toned accessories is great way to add a touch of color. Silk plants mixed with moss and other natural elements make for a colorful and changeable display that can easily add pop to your living space.
A celebration of nature, green is a mood-improving and comfortable jewel tone to add to your home.
This electrifying hue is not for the faint of heart when used in larger quantities, but there are plenty of options for adding a touch of red to your room.
Multicolored accessories from Viamotif are a good option for trying out some vivid jewel tones in any room of your home,
Even more portable is the Mr. Go Light from Concept. It is a powerful, battery-operated LED light that comes in bold jewel colors in addition to white.
Trouble choosing one jewel tone? Choose pieces that combine more than one for a funky, fun vibe.
Of course, starting small with a big color can also be a good idea. Try a bright jewel tone stool, which can be placed anywhere in a room and moved around until you find the right spot for adding color.
Go big or go small, but give jewel tone colors a try in your home. Just like the jewels for which they are termed, they add sparkle and pizazz to your home decor, no matter what your decor style.