While common design advice holds that pops of color are often best attempted in accent pieces — think pillows, throws, and artwork — there's an undeniable appeal in simply throwing caution to the wind and making a major color statement with a larger furniture piece. This living room, featured in the latest issue of Lonny Mag, does just that. Granted, we'd expect such expert use of color in India Hicks's Hibiscus Hill home on Harbour Island. And in the case of this living room, the color actually serves to soften the graphic patterns and use of black, white, and neutrals throughout the space. That major pop of pink draws in the viewer, and provides a welcoming place to land for guests and residents alike.
Similarly, adding one rich hue to a room in your home that's more prone to cool colors will have the same welcoming effect. Alternately, layering cool colors will add serenity and calm into a richly colored space. However you do it, color is key when it comes to creating a happy home, and whether you do it with small touches or one major splurge, it will show personality and individuality in your home.
Want to say yes to color in a big way? Here are some sofas that aren't afraid to embrace a vivid hue.