Decorating with BOLD Colors

Hello everyone! I’m Sarah, back again this month to share another mood board with you! This month I’ve REALLY stepped out of my comfort zone! I usually like to design pretty neutral spaces and add just ONE pop of color, like I did here using Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid, but this month I’ve decided to challenge myself by using not one, not two, but THREE bold colors in one space!

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Decorating with BOLD color by Just The Bees Knees for

 Find sources and similar items from my Mood board here!

And surprisingly, I like it! This board is bright, cheerful and it’s actually inspiring me to add some bold color into my home! Lets look at some other great interiors that don’t hold back on color.

bold oversized floral art

This bold oversized floral art adds so much color and vibrancy to the space!

teal walls with bold ceiling

Try painting the ceiling a bold color. I did this to my son’s room and it adds so much life to the space!

bold acessories

These accessories add just the right amount of color to the room.

BOLD blue walls

This fuchsia desk pops against a dreamy cobalt blue wall. The art and the stool fabric tie it all together.

Sources:  1/2/3/4

 Are you inspired to add some bold color to your space? Here’s a few tips to get you started:

How to Decorate with Bold Colors

1. Not sure where to start? Take a look in your closet! The colors you are drawn to will show up in your wardrobe. and can be a great jumping off point for inspiration.

2. Keep a neutral base. About 70% of your space should be neutral. The neutral can be, for example, a combination of white walls, wood floors and gold accents. This way your space won’t feel completely overwhelmed with color!

3. Use a multi-colored piece of art, a patterned pillow or a fabulous rug as your anchor. Pull your color theme from this and repeat it in the space. Which leads me to my final tip:

4. Use the rule of 3. Try and use the color at least 3 times in the space to tie it all together.

If we look at the mood board again , you can see that I used the art as my anchor, then pulled the pink and used it at least 3 times in the space. I then repeated the process again with the yellow and the turquoise.

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 Find the sources and similar items from the mood board below.

Do you have a bold color you’ve been drawn to, but have been afraid to try it in your decor?  I hope I have inspired you to go for it! Also, learn my tips on Mixing Decor styles to further help you out along the way.

Thanks again to Cassity and the Remodelaholic team for having me today! I’ll be back next month, but in the meantime, if you are looking for more inspiration, check out my Mood Board gallery over on my blog!

Take care! Sarah


Try these other BOLD decorating inspiration and tips:

Tips for Selecting BOLD Paint Colors

Tricks for choosing bold paint colors and subtle ways of incorporating them into your home. Remodelaholic

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  1. I love bold colours – they make me happy! Not sure of that cobalt blue wall though. 🙂 I really love the idea of adding colour to a ceiling even though I have never done it. Love your mood board!

  2. HI, Sarah!
    Just found your blog in my searches this afternoon, and I love the mood boards and learned about the rule of 3’s.
    I am working on my family room right now, and I feel a bit more confident about paint color (which I think should actually be a cool white). My color palette is black (sectional, granite/fireplace, and eventually custom shelves) and white (ottoman and mantel) as neutrals (with warm hardwood floors). I have a very bold abstract carpet with shades of all the primary and secondary colors. I chose the carpet because the room is not just a family room, but an art gallery for my many painted sculptures. Since they are in many colors, I thought the walls would be best white. Do you agree? And since my rug is so abstract and bold, I wasn’t sure what to do with pillows. Do they have to be solid? Does the artwork have to be bold and simple because the rug is abstract and all over the place with color? Any advice you have would be appreciated!