Burst of Colour from the 80s :: Neon and Fluro
Posted on 25 September 2014
Steal the spotlight with these brights!
When it comes to interior design, why are fluro accents so striking? They steal the spotlight! Neon furnishings, artwork and decor pieces are the centre of all the attention. Considering how strong they are, should you go to town with them or use them in moderation?
You won’t be surprised by our advice to err on the side of caution. Add accents rather than all-over colour, but don’t be afraid to mix hues for a modern, fun look with:
- cushions and throws
- a feature wall
- a painted door frame
- a hanging light
- art and print items
- picture frames
When introducing fluros in your decor style, less is more. Do this by arranging occasional chair or stool into your living room, soft furnishings, art or décor that reflect those colours into a neutral or monochrome background. You can paint table legs or chair legs, door frames, drawer knobs, if you like to be adventures or just simply buy a throw, kitchen towel, cushions or rugs. Light fittings are also a good piece to work with if you can change the shade or wiring.
Pick one or two neon colours that complement your existing scheme. More than this can result in an bright 80s-esque mess. Fluro colours will pop up easily and you won’t need as much as when working with other shades.
Be creative and have fun, but don’t overdo it. A carefully selected splash of colour can mean the difference between a vibrant and eye catching space or a migraine sufferer’s worst nightmare!
For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest board.