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15 Times Jewel-Tone Colors Really Helped A Room To Shine (Plus, How To Recreate The Look Yourself)

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Jewel-tone colors are so in right now – and it’s not hard to see why. These bold colors pack a punch that is sure to catch viewers’ attention and win them over. The only tricky part is that since these colors are so strong, they are not the easiest to incorporate into a design.Luckily, that’s where we come in. We compiled some of our best tips on how to use these powerful hues in your home without having the final product feel overwhelming. Plus, we included some design inspiration to help you get started. Keep scrolling to see how you can make this trend work in your interiors.

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How to bring jewel-tone colors into your own home

Bringing jewel tones into a space can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve brought you some tips on how to pull off this look the right way. They are as follows:

  • Be ready to commit: If you want to play with jewel tones, you’re going to be making a big style statement. Embrace it. Go into this design project with a “go big or go home” mentality and resolve that you are truly going to give these colors the space to shine. You can always change your design later on down the road.
  • Pair bold with bold: Jewel-tone colors work best when they have the ability to play off another bold color. Rather than only using one shade in a room, choose two or three to create a strong sense of contrast. Just check the color wheel first to make sure that the colors you choose go together well enough.
  • Use neutrals to soften: That said, if you make the room too bold, it could run the risk of becoming overwhelming to the eye. Once you have your main color scheme in place, add touches of neutrals to provide a space for the eye to rest. (Remember, metallics count as neutrals, too. They don’t have to be boring.)

Use these jewel-tone designs as your inspiration

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Wooden table and chairs in modern living room with large window front in stylish apartment

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Stylish and elegant living room of apartment interior with furnitures. Mock up paintings frame on the gray wall. Luxury home decor.

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Red velvet couch and padded wall in modern living room

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royal blue jewl toned couch

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Contemporary lounge / living room with sofa, curtains, table and vases

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Loft interior

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Stylish round table with flowers next to corner sofa with emerald pillows

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