The Bold & The Beautiful: 12 Bright Trends To Add To Your Home Now

The sun is a-shinin'. The birds are a-chirpin'. And you're tackling all those alfresco brunches and rooftop parties like a boss, turning heads in eye-catching, bold wares, of course. So, why, oh why, are those dark, heavy curtains still up? And what are woolen throws doing sprawled over the couch? Winter is over, spring is almost through, and summer is waiting for your home to catch up. Thankfully, with just a few bold accessories, your space will feel fresh and bright as day.
Color not your thing? No worries — we show you 12 ways to seamlessly infuse bold hues into your digs for a pop of color that's still pleasing to your neutral-loving eye. Whether it's a hot-pink, perforated coffee table or teal serving tray, these trends are as welcoming as a summer ray of sunshine...no SPF needed.
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One integral piece, such as a coffee table or couch, in hot pink will draw eyes — and people — around it. And, unusual textures and edgy material, such as perforated metal, will make it all the more interesting. Because it's such a strong item, it'll contrast perfectly in a room with softer colors. Or, showcase it in an all-white room for a major statement.

Novogratz for CB2 Rouge Coffee Table, $349, available at CB2.
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This orangey gold headboard will make your bed the focal point of the room, as it should be. Pair it with a printed bedspread, and any muted color will come alive.

Urban Outfitters Velvet Tufted Headboard - Antique Gold, $379.00, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Bright greens have been all the rage, but there's no need to overdose on it. Keep it minimal with a small vase or incense holder for a jolt of color that's not jarring.

Jonathan Adler Fig Pop Diffuser, $58, available at Jonathan Adler.
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Forget boring, ol' white or off-white dinnerware. This metallic-like, deep-blue set will add pizzazz to any meal...even if the conversation is a little stale. And, like your outfits, you can always mix and match with other dinnerware sets.

Pier1 Imports Peacock Metallic Dinnerware, $20.44, available at Pier1 Imports
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It's not 40 degrees anymore, so swap out those heavy, wool throws for something a little lighter, brighter, and texturized to add a little dimension to your space. Throws are one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to upgrade your home. Not to mention, this coral color brings a fun, whimsical vibe.

Zara Home Fringed Scalloped Edge Throw, $59.90, available at Zara Home.
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This fire-engine-red pendant light adds the perfect punch of color without screaming "Look at me." Whether you use it over a wooden dinner table or against a modern, heavy-on-the-steel aesthetic for contrast, it sets a tone without being over the top.

IKEA Jonosfar Pendant lamp, $14.99, available at IKEA.
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You wouldn't think so, but chairs are super useful beyond the whole having-somewhere-to-sit thing. In a neon green, one can instantly light up a dark room. We also see it as shelving for gorgeous coffee-table books or a great way to hang throws.

Skalny Round Metal Chair, $92, available at BurkeDecor.
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Scared to play with color? Then this is for you. Placed on a neutral pouf, bed, or table, this teal tray with metallic cutouts can bring a subtle but oh-so-chic element to any room. Take it a step further with metallic dinnerware and yellow florals.

Kelly Wearstler Asymmetrical Squares Tray, $795, available at Kelly Wearstler.
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Who needs light when you have a vibrant, aqua-blue lamp like this. Both parts breezy and abstract, it'll bring a breath of fresh air to both a dark space or summery cabin atop a teak console table.

Kohl's Viko Table Lamp, $102.99, available at Kohl's.
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Poufs are the new throw pillow. And in a great sky-blue, you'll want to have one in every room. It'll stand out perfectly against a printed rug.

John Derian Moroccan Pouf - Turquoise, $295, available at John Derian.
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Mellow yellow, this is not. But that doesn't mean this stool wouldn't be the perfect place to feature your gorgeous summer floral arrangements, books, or small accessories. Even better, it works just as well next to a bold couch as it does in your kitchen or bathroom.

François Chambard Milking Stool, $330, available at MoMA Store.
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It may be too expensive to buy new, colorful dinnerware, but your styling options are endless (and affordable) when it comes to utensils. Plus, the green handle in this flatware will make that watermelon salad all the more appetizing. These will pair just as well with an white-and-black tabletop for a modern look or with bold accents, such as bright-yellow florals or a turquoise table runner, for a country-chic vibe.

Crate&Barrel Jelli Green Flatware, $1.95 each, available at Crate&Barrel.