Adding Color into Your Home with Lamps

December 3, 2012


I always go back and forth with what I like more… color or neutral? color or neutral? And even though I love the crisp, tailored, clean look of whites and neutrals, nothing compares to a space with pops of color.

From fashion to interior decor, vibrant, dynamic colors are in trend right now (and honestly, I don’t think it’s going away anytime soon).  Whether being more dramatic by painting an entire space a bright hue or going a subtle route by introducing fun, unexpected colors in accessories and accents, color gives any room depth and life.

If you’re timid to add color to your space, one favorite tip of mine is to create a neutral backdrop (taupes, grays, beiges, white) on the walls and main furniture elements, and then inject vibrant hues through fabrics in window treatments and pillows, as well as accessories.  One of my go-to staples for color in every room I create are lamps.

I recently learned about a new lamp collection, color + plus, through Lamps Plus (an online resource that I use all the time for lighting) where you get to mix and match the lamp base (in a HUGE selection of colors) with fun solid and patterned shades.

Here are a few of my favorite lamp and shade combos…

Olive Green Circle Rings Ovo Table Lamp/ Black of Night Narrow Zig Zag Ovo Table Lamp/ Cherry Tomato Bold Stripe Ovo Table Lamp

And now a few favorite rooms with vibrant colored lamps and accessories…

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via BHG

via Budget Wise Home

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Lamps not only provide light for a space, but also add drama and intrigue to the overall aesthetic. It’s amazing how each of these spaces looks so different with the added colorful lamps and shades.  Here’s a glimpse at a space in my home where I’ve introduced a pop-of-color with a lamp.

With the selection of color (and I mean any and every color that you can think of) that Lamps Plus has to offer, your space can be updated in minutes.

Color Plus choose your color lamps

Fun, right?

Are you a color person?  or do you usually stick to the neutral hues?

As a Design Blogger, I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective; the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.


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Comments

  1. Colored lamps are gorgeous! In the Spring I spray painted a lamp and within a couple months I changed the accent colors in my living room. Now it doesn’t go, and sits in my laundry room. I’ll have to repaint it next Spring. haha
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  2. Wow! What fun and vibrant colors! Now I’m thinking we need to add a few lamps into the mix in our home! Thanks for sharing! xo, Kimberly
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  3. Wow, such beautiful colors! Love the geometric lampshades as well.
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  4. this is pure eye candy for a color lover like me! love the basic design ( i guess i should say “classic”) but with the POP of color, it’s a perfect combo!

    thinking the boys’ room & maybe our family room. so fun!
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  5. I’m a color person at heart but when decorating…stick to neutrals (dull dull dull)
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