Our Velvet Crush

We love velvet

Flip through our latest catalog and you might notice that we have developed a major crush on velvet. What’s not to like? The sumptuous texture instantly warms a room and adds richness in depth and character to absolutely anything you cover in this cozy fabric. Better yet, the new crop of velvets is in bright, saturated hues that boldly serve up that fun pop of accent color everyone is craving right now.


  1. Queens Velvet Yellow
  2. Velvet Apple
  3. Velvet Spice
  4. Queens velvet Magenta
  5. Queens Velvet Teal
  6. Queens Velvet Spa
  7. Queens Velvet Chartreuse


For more color options, visit the Ballard Designs velvet fabric page.

Much like adding a chunky necklace or an armful of bangles to really make an outfit come alive, a well-appointed, eye-popping accessory covered in velvet is guaranteed to add that “wow” factor in a room. Better yet, it’s the kind of style update that doesn’t require a huge commitment or blowing the budget.

Start small and live big, says Carmen, Ballard’s rug and fabric buyer: “It’s really about adding bright color in a fun, usable way that’s easy on the eyes and doesn’t require redoing a whole room just to accommodate the next trend. You have to live with what you already have, so it’s being able to mix in those accent colors for major impact.”

A little tension is good, so look for ways to inject an unexpected bold color into your room, whether it’s a pair of pillows, an ottoman or a slipper chair. See what we’ve done with our velvets for inspiration.

Sacha Bedroom

Go glam. Our Camden Tufted Headboard in Queens Velvet Teal brings the Hollywood Regency look to the bedroom.

Chadwick Living Room

Weave the same accent color throughout the room for flow. We used Queens Velvet Yellow on throw pillows and a pair of Upholstered Cubes.

Hudson Home Office

Make your workspace a fun space with color. The bright pop of Queens Velvet Yellow on our Louis Chair plays off the chartreuse wall.


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    October 17, 2018

    Love the home office! Can you tell me where I can get the furniture featured??

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      Heather Daly

      October 24, 2018

      Hi Dawn!
      You can check out our Original Home Office collection here. It’s a great collection that allows you to customize your office any way you’d like!

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    March 12, 2015

    I would love to know the name of the color of green in the office

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    February 5, 2015

    I believe the catalog that highlighted this velvet had a headboard upholstered in the magenta Queens Velvet. I thought I had kept the photo in my idea folder for our master bedroom and I didn’t! I searched on the blog, but came up with nothing. Do you have this catalog/photo in the archives that I might somehow get a copy of? Thanks so much!

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      Caroline @ How to Decorate

      February 9, 2015

      Hi Chrisy,
      Is this the room you were thinking of? If not, you might try browsing our Bedrooms Pinterest Boards as there are a few pink velvet headboards pinned to this board!
      Hope that helps!
      The How to Decorate Team

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    March 19, 2013

    Jenny: The wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Sea Spray #941. As with any wall color, plase paint a sample on the wall. Colors can look very different in the catalog due to printing process.
    The Style Studio Team

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    March 15, 2013

    What is the wall color of the room with the yellow pillows?

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    January 26, 2013

    Love love LOVE the home office!!!!

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    January 11, 2013

    These colors in velvet are amazing! So lush!

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    January 11, 2013

    This is why I love the post-holiday months so much. This injection of color is lovely!