by LANIE DRAPER
If the old saying is “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” then this year, the new saying is “jewel tones are your home’s best friend!” Fiery rubies, Mediterranean blue sapphires, and emeralds as green as the majestic mountains of Ireland are finding their way into homes everywhere.
Designers are having fun getting creative with this royal palette in virtually all living spaces. With jewel tones, the possibilities are endless, and, like that of a diamond, no two are the same. Cue the cheers from trendsetters everywhere — this is your time to shine!
HOW TO USE JEWEL TONES
Go all out: If you’ve been waiting for vibrant colors to make their comeback, then now’s your chance to dive right in. Whether your walls are light or dark in color, jewel- toned furniture will have you living like royalty in no time. Major retailers are ready for this trend and have several couches, ottomans, headboards, and rugs ready for you to choose from. These pieces are perfect for sparking conversation and show you are confident of your style!
Ease into it: If you’re more of a neutral person but are still intrigued by this trend, start slowly with throw pillows or dramatic curtains that pop next to your not-so-loud sofa. Imagine this look — a perfectly aged leathered sofa is draped with your favorite throw. And at arm’s length, your rustic coffee table made from what’s left of a nearby barn is layered with old books a.nd modern succulents. Just behind it, you are hugged by the warmth and drama of velvet royal blue curtains. Yes!
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