Reasons To Decorate Your Home With Jewel Tones
Minimalism is on its way out; adventurous, warm, and personal décor is in. One of the best ways to master this aesthetic is to decorate your home with jewel tones.
What Are Jewel Tones?
Jewel tones are deep, rich, and vibrant colors. Though bold, their depth means they’re not too overwhelming or bright, which makes them a great option for decorating a home. The most common jewel tones are ruby, emerald, sapphire, and amethyst. However, medium to deep shades of red, yellow, blue, green, and violet can also fall into this category.
Reasons for Jewel Tones
You might wonder, “Why use jewel tones?” These colors radiate fun, boldness, and a sense of adventure. After the reserved muteness of minimalism, these rich hues stand out joyfully in your home. And because of their deep tone, they aren’t too overwhelming.
Their dark nature makes them a great option for a room lacking natural light. If your room already feels dim and moody due to the lighting, you can lean into that with bold sapphire or emerald. This will make the moodiness feel intentional and interesting.
One of the best reasons to decorate your home with jewel tones is their versatility. You can pair a bright jewel tone with a neutral color palette and use it only as an accent color, which is a great option if you’re coming from a minimalist aesthetic. If that’s too understated for your style, make the jewel tone color the main one in the room. You can even go monochromatic or mix multiple jewel tones together.
How To Decorate With Jewel Tones
When decorating with jewel tones, you must first decide which route you’ll take. If you’re keeping a neutral color palette with jewel-toned accents, choose accessories like throw pillows, lamps, and curtains to bring in your bold color and keep the rest of the room neutral.
For a bolder look, make the jewel tone the primary color in the room. Start by painting the walls. A low-odor paint is the best choice for anyone with sensitive lungs. Pair this with metallic accents or a second jewel tone—a complementary color is always a solid choice! Or go monochromatic and accent with shades of the same color. For example, you can opt for a rich emerald green for your walls and main furnishings, but accent with shades of sage.
This aesthetic is all about richness and luxury, so bring in materials like velvet, linen, and silk. Lustrous metallics will also polish off that luxurious feel.
No matter which route you take, this jewel-toned trend is one you don’t want to miss. ECOS Paints offers a wide variety of jewel tones to help you get in on the craze.