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4 ways to add colours to your space


While we love staying neutral and having calm colour palettes, jewel tones are a great way to add intensity and elegance to your home’s aesthetic.

Derived from precious gems like Sapphire, Amethyst, Citrine, and Jade, jewel tones are a trending décor option in the industry. Whether you opt for accent pieces or an entire jewel tone colour palette, these hues will instantly elevate any space.

1. Prepare the backdrop

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Before showcasing jewel tones, you’ve got to set the backdrop. Create a muted canvas for your gems. Hues like grey, beige, and subtle browns are a great base for lively colours.

If you’re daring, go ahead and paint your walls a jewel colour. To pull off this bold but ultimately rewarding move, you have to first choose a room that has a lot of space and natural light as deep jewel tones can make a room seem smaller (albeit cosier).

2. Deciding on the accent piece

If painting your walls aren’t an option, there are plenty of other ways to add jewel tones to your space. Consider adding accent pieces; they’re a great way to add colour to a muted palette. Add a stylish armchair or bold curtains as they’re not only statement pieces but a good opportunity to express your personality. You’d be surprised at how much one accent piece can change the direction of your space.

3. Pick complementary pieces

With bold accent pieces, you will need equally bold furniture to anchor and complement the hue. Consider this deep orange couch, it’s not only a good utility piece,but makes for great décor that transforms the overall vibe of the space.

4. Let it shine

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Lighting is a priority when it comes to adding colours to your space. Colours look different depending on the brightness of the room. When jewel tones reflect light, they take on a life of their own. They can make a room feel vibrant and airy, or dark and intimate; it all depends on your use of lightings.

This article was originally published as How to add stunning jewel tones to your space by and is written by Lydia Lohshini.

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