Today we celebrate the vibrant appeal of jewel tones! Emerald green, sapphire blue, ruby red, amethyst purple … and more! These hues are so rich, they inspire designers to create magnificent rooms, some of them opulent. In fact, while minimalist modern rooms can certainly feature jewel tones, more often than not, spaces painted in these hues are layered with treasures. It’s almost as if the depth of the colors demands an equal depth of design intricacy!
Keep in mind that jewel tones make a big statement. Play up these hues with other jewel tones to intensify the space, or stick with neutral shades to make your color of choice stand out. Use the images below for inspiration:
Ah, the fresh green shade of emerald! Green reminds us of the natural world. Just like the plants that thrive outside of your window, the walls inside of your space can be full of life. Another bonus: green can serve as an elegant background for other vibrant colors, as shown in the room below, designed by Miles Redd. [from Angie Helm Interiors]
Some shades of emerald have a touch of blue in them! The butterfly-themed emerald green wallpaper in this next image is from the Eclectic Collection by de Gournay. [from Home and Decor]
A color this rich can only benefit from the intensity of layering! In the green bedroom below, emerald lamps and verdant artwork beautify the space. [from Lonny Magazine]