This post was originally published in September 2016 and updated in September 2019.
We love the idea of using jewel tones to create warm, cozy spaces that feel luxe but inviting. There’s just something about sapphire, emerald, and garnet that feel rich and layered — everything we’re craving for fall. Here are our favorite ways to incorporate jewel tones into your space:
1. Wall Color for the Win
The easiest way to bring color into your space is always with paint. In this room we used Benjamin Moore’s Salzburg Blue to create a dramatic backdrop and to give our rooms an enveloping feel.
2. Light Fixtures in Bold Colors
Our Parker Table Lamp comes in a deep emerald green which is the perfect finishing touch for a bedroom or corner of your living room. Accents of color throughout the space are a great way to bring in personality without going over board.
3. Dramatic Drapery Panels
Every room needs window treatments, so why not use them to make a statement? Our Dupioni Silk Drapery Panels in Peacock feel rich and so luxurious in the corner of this seating area. They’re the perfect way to add punch to neutral foundation pieces, wouldn’t you agree?
4. Dreaming of Velvets
In the fall we are always vibe-ing on jewel tones, but we love incorporating velvet too! Why not combine them both? Ruby-colored velvet is the perfect way to bring a large swath of color to family room, and in terms of curl up comfort, furniture pieces upholstered in velvet are oh-so inviting.
5. Mix in Metallic
We’d be remiss if we didn’t talk a little bit about metallics while we’re on the subject of jewel tones. Just like your favorite pieces of jewelry, golds and silvers are the perfect complement to saturated sapphire, emerald, and ruby-colored hues. In this bedroom, we used gold sunburst mirrors and mirrors with a gold frame to add glamour to a sapphire velvet headboard, resulting in a luxe but cozy space where we certainly wouldn’t mind catching some z’s.
6. Color Underfoot
We love to decorate with rugs that have lots of color because visually, that heavy color is at the bottom of the room meaning it grounds the space beautifully. We do this all the time when building the rooms for each season. First we pick a rug that we love, then we use the color palette from that rug to guide the rest of the pieces in the space. Before we know it, the rest of the space has come together beautifully — like magic!
If buying a piece jewel toned furniture feels a little too risky for you, another approach that might feel safer is choosing artwork that incorporates jewel tone colors. We love this option because artwork is a great way to feature multiple jewel tones in a room. The deep blues, reds, yellows and greens mixed together in our A Sunlit Stroll Art have perfect pops of color and act as great starter piece if you are beginning to experiment with jewel tones.
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