Jewel Tones for Rookies

Jewel Tones for Rookies

Lauren Hannel
Dec 14, 2016

Rich jewel tones are the perfect way to quickly transform a boring space. Shades like ruby, citrine and emerald add a little everyday luxury without any of the stuffiness that would normally come from, you know, covering your home in jewels. But as much as you might be into the look, not everyone feels comfortable diving headfirst into a new trend.

Since fully committing to the jeweled life can be a little overwhelming (both on the wallet and senses), utilize key pieces that add color in a fun and functional way. Rather than whipping out the paint bucket or investing in all new decor, focus on a few items that bring a dose of rich color, while still serving an essential purpose in your room.

Start with the little things: glassware, blankets and throw pillows are easily switched out at a reasonable cost, and great for anyone who's easing their way into a more colorful life. Ready to take the next step? Mix in a bold ottoman or new lamp. And when you're totally dedicated to Team Jewel Tones, you can't beat the visual punch that a vibrant couch or big piece of art can bring to a room. Because even if you identify as a Scandinavian-style-until-death minimalist, a little pop of color should always be a welcome addition.

Kick off your color renaissance with some of our favorite picks:

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