9 Foolproof Ways To Bring Color Home

Photo: Sebastian Marin.
There’s something comforting about the dependability of a neutral in a small space. When in decorating doubt, we’re often told, you can always count on the bare-bones basics to make any abode feel roomier. But though we can certainly appreciate the laid-back beauty of an elegant gray sofa, a clean white wall, or a slate-colored countertop, the warmth of summer has us craving color. Real color. No matter how tiny our quarters might be. So to start the inspiration flowing, we’re presenting you with nine prismatic picks for the home that big add drama, without taking up too much space. From popsicle pink to deep forest green, it’s all fair game — and we’re ready to play.
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Bekka Palmer, photographer and pinner extraordinaire, loves these customizable A-frame art pieces, which come in your choice of size, shape, and color.

Chiaozza Custom A-Frame, $325, available at Chiaozza.
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Use Furbish Studio’s brightly patterned cotton textile — another Palmer pick — as a picnic blanket, bedspread, or multipurpose throw.

Woven textile, $45, available at Furbish.
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A color-splashed print gives new life to your walls.

My Butt print by Helena Wurzel, starting at $60, available at 20x200.
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We love these iron wire baskets — which come in a variety of sizes and shades — for their pretty shape and versatility: Plop a surface on top, and boom! You’ve got yourself a side table.

Ferm Living Medium Wire Basket, $61.98, available at Ferm Living.
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Selected by Victoria Smith of Sfgirlbybay, this basket — with streaks of color bright as the sun — keeps trinkets safely (and stylishly) stowed.

Indego Africa Citron Lidded Basket, $66, available at Shopbop.
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Bring brightness to your bar setup with a clover-shaped cart in gleaming gold. It’s a favorite of Parker Etc’s Amy Parker Anderson, who wonders, “Is gold considered colorful?” (We think yes.)

Creative Co-Op Flirt Serving Cart, $199.99, available at Wayfair.
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A vibrant visual pick-me-up (and a favorite of Maia McDonald of Design Conundrum), this perky pillow comes in a summery assortment of blues and greens.

Sarah And Ruby Design
Jet Lagged: Glow Reverse Pillow, $52, available at Guildery.
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These Moroccan leather poufs, chosen by The Life Styled’s Catherine Sheppard, come in an abundant array of colors, from bubblegum pink to soothing ocean blue.

Bungalow Rose IJlst Leather Pouf Ottoman, $165.99, available at All Modern.
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For the minimalist, Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine suggests a sleek steel clock in green.

Norm Architects For Menu Steel Stand Clock, $49.95, available at Menu.
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