I honestly never thought that I would write about this. Neon has sort of always struck me as one of those tacky color intensities… but I found myself being drawn to more and more interiors with either a little neon, or in some cases even a lot of it. There are ways to keep it tasteful, though — let’s not get crazy here and paint every wall a neon hue. You will not learn that from this blog. 😉
Furniture Accents — One Stand-Out Piece
Think of this piece as the star of your room. This is a great opportunity to select something both wild in color and in shape. By going bold with this, tone down the rest of the room to accommodate.
Grounding Black + White
In most cases black is the grounding factor in a room; but I think that with a small dose of neon, the effect is reversed and the bold color actually grounds the space. Especially with lots of pattern to be found, like this little kitchen dining area.
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Have fun with your tile and introduce a little neon with your kitchen backsplash and bathroom hard surfaces. I wouldn’t say that this is a timeless look, but if you’re wanting to showcase personality and whimsy, neon is a great way to go.
Highlight those architectural elements with an accent of neon. The perfect little pop of color — think shelves, moldings, doors, etc. Anywhere you can get just that little edge.
Your Fifth Wall
This is me harpin’ on how I don’t want you to forget your fifth wall! 😉 Your ceiling is the perfect spot for a splash of neon. Keep other colors much less saturated, but don’t be afraid to still have a mix of color, pattern, and texture. Accent your neon vibes with a piece of jewelry for your ceiling.
When in doubt, neon lighting is a safe way to play it. Table lamps, pendants, sconces, little chandeliers (or big ones!) — this is a very easy way to implement this element without spending a lot of money or making a huge statement with a more or less permanent design fixture.
Distribution of Color
Christine Hughes Interior Design
Color distribution is a topic we’ll talk more about another day, but basically I’m referencing evenly distributing color around a space so that it is pleasing to the eye. Whether you use different neon colors or the bright yellow we all think of, this is a beautiful way to showcase this trend.