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Bold accent colors, such as skydiver blue, lemon zest and even stark black are also becoming more prominent and will add intrigue to muted palettes.
Jan. 13, 2014 11:25 a.m.


Tip of the Week


The new year ushers in a new era of home decor by welcoming an "anything-goes" attitude as designers mix old with new; DIY and high-end; as well as rustic and sleek to create eclectic, one-of-a-kind looks that are just as personal to the homeowner as they are unique.


It can be easy to go overboard when blending multiple patterns, accents and colors all under one roof. Follow these simple tips to create a well-appointed home:


The "new" neutral: Tranquil tones, especially white, offer a timeless backdrop against pops of vibrant colors and eclectic furnishings to create a space that's visually interesting without being overwhelming. In the kitchen, glass front appliances in a cool white finish are especially prevalent in niche, high-end markets, but you can also achieve this look by having walls and cabinets painted or refinished in a variation of this hue. Installing creamy white fixtures can also help bring this aesthetic home.


In-check tech: Add smart features in areas that work best for your family, while being sure to keep things simple in parts of the home where technology may not always be desired. An electronic thermostat that can be operated remotely can help increase your home's overall efficiency.


Punctuate sparingly: With neutrals expected to dominate the color landscape, there's a growing interest in incorporating bold patterns throughout the home, whether isolated on an area rug or highlighted in the tiles on your kitchen backsplash. Bold accent colors, such as skydiver blue, lemon zest and even stark black are also becoming more prominent and will add intrigue to muted palettes.


Timeless glamor: Metallic fixtures and accents remain stylish through multiple generations. Chrome is currently the most popular finish, however, brass and gold can help enhance a home's warmth.


— Brandpoint

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