Bold and Bright: How to Make Jewel Colours Work in Your Home

Lots of us are now thinking about how to keep our homes warm. Acheiving this isn’t always about putting on the heating or adding draught excluder, there are lots of other things we can do. For example adding colour and warmth to our homes through texture and interiors is an easy way to help our homes feel warmer and cosier this Winter. I hope you enjoy today’s guest post which will inspire you to do just that.

With winter just around the corner, why not add warmth to your home with rich jewel colours. Splashes of emerald, amethyst and ruby will give your home an opulent hue and is a brilliant way to maximize your room’s better qualities and minimize its flaws.

You don’t have to go for a full-on colour palette using jewel tones; they work equally well set against a neutral or white background. Either way, jewel colours create a treasure trove effect that will ooze indulgence.

Be careful with jewel colours, as too liberally used and your room can feel cluttered. Employing restraint is definitely recommended. Choose key pieces in jewel tones and incorporate golden browns or metallics to balance everything in the room out so it looks classy and not OTT.

Eclectic Bedroom by Minneapolis Interior Designers & Decorators Susan E. Brown Interior Design

If your base is fairly neutral then you can be slightly more liberal with jewel-coloured accessories and add cushions, vases or even a rug like the one shown here from Sonya Winner to create some real ambiance.

Try introducing this colour scheme with well-picked furnishings – these chairs from FADS are an easy, modern take on the look. Or incorporate some mood lighting – this Cox and Cox chandelier is a beautiful focal point for a living room or bedroom.

Transitional Living Room by South East Interior Designers & Decorators LEIVARS

Jewel colours make a bold statement and can give off a bohemian vibe in a room. If accessories are not your thing then try painting an accent wall in a jewel colour instead. This will make your room feel much more intimate and, therefore, inviting. The richness of the colour adds a real cosiness to any room that is perfect for the colder nights.

When using cooler jewel shades such as sapphire and amethyst, use yellow and gold to add warmth and really make the colours pop. Experimenting with bold jewel tones is really challenging, but, when done right, it can create a truly palatial room that is vivid and never boring!

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
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1 Comment

  1. Chichi Furniture
    October 15, 2014 / 11:05 am

    I love the lounge best, its elegantly chic and very inviting, the bedroom for me is a little too heady with colour. I like it when colour is used to really define a space and stand out without looking out of place. The deep sumptuous sofa and paler lilac chairs are stunning features in the lounge and the gold mirror and black wood burner and unit just adds more layers and depth, contrasting beautifully against the paler wall. I’m not too brave in regards to painting but I do have a dark brown feature wall which I love.

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