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Accent Lamp Ideas That Usher In Bold Color And Cool Contrast!

We always tend to talk about how accent colors have made an astounding comeback in the last decade or two, thanks to both homeowners and designers gravitating toward the use of cool neutral shades. But most often, our search for brilliant accent hues starts and ends with paint. We generally tend to relegate ourselves to the use of an accent wall to usher in a bright shade, when there are other attractive and far more ergonomic ways of doing so. Throw pillows and accent fabrics are two such cool options that allow you to shift between hot seasonal design trends with ease. An accent lamp is another great option for those looking for solutions beyond the obvious.

Golden brown and lime green make an audacious and interesting combination

by Alexander Johnson Photography

Today we limit ourselves to browsing through the brilliant array of accent table lamps and the many magical shades that they arrive in. While dazzling modern pendant lights are all the fancy currently, table lamps have an innate nostalgic appeal that is undeniable and irresistible. Add a dash of invigorating color and they become instant showstoppers! So flip through these colorful inspirations before deciding on what is best for your own home…

Chic table lamp in pink is perfect for the girls’ bedroom

by Kristin Peake Interiors

Dashing table lamps create quite an impact

by NB Design Group

Ravishing home office with a touch of regal elegance

by Fun House Furnishings & Design

Yellow accent lamp adds warmth to any room it adorns

by Chango & Co

Turquoise lamps blend in with the feathery theme of the room
Gorgeous lamps add black and golden hues to the room

by Studio KW Photography

Charming and Soothing Blues

Recent studies have shown that the presence of blue along with other neutral tones in the bedroom is the best possible color combination for those looking for a relaxing snooze! The endless shades of blue also give you plenty of chances to improvise and play with different hues. Not to mention, the color seems to fit in organically with most modern bedroom and living room themes that range from the nautical and the coastal to the tropical and the Mediterranean. An accent table lamp in aqua, teal, turquoise or even robin’s egg looks simply stunning when placed in a tranquil bedroom.

Pops of bright blue and lime green enliven the room

by Rachel Reider Interiors

Twin bedside lamps add symmetry to the space

by Brian Watford ID

Amazing table lamps light up the entire room

by Fiorella Design

Beautiful Isamu Noguchi lamps steal the show here

by Kristen Rivoli Interior Design

If you are lucky enough to own iconic lamps like the Isamu Noguchi creations, then the room looks even more impressive. The classy table lamps above are not only sculptural and elegant, they also lend a sense of serene oriental charm!

Compact and colorful attic bedroom
Devon Accent Lamp by Robert Abbey

by Cristi Holcombe Interiors

Fiery Reds and Playful Oranges

It is amazing how most people tend to look at both orange and red as risky colors to incorporate in a modern setting, and yet most accent table lamps that you will ever stumble across seem to be draped in classy ‘burnt orange’. It is best to pick an accent lamp in orange that is easy on the eyes and has a soft glow to it. But when it comes to red accent lamps, it is best to adopt a bolder and more colorful approach. Restrained reds can seem dull and a touch jaded with time. Fiery passionate reds on the other hand offer wonderful visual contrast and create instant focal points. Set them against a plain black backdrop and they look even more captivating.

Add some tangy orange to the room with a trendy table lamp


Bright hues of red stand out instantly

by Studio Incept

Charming black and red table lamps in a bedroom clad in white

by Kelly LaPlante

Orange with turquoise is a color combination that is one of the hottest trends of the season and is here to stay. If you are using orange accent lamps, then couple them with turquoise fabric and pillow accents and vice-versa to bring home a playful and trendy vibe.

Fiery red substitutes for the traditional bedside table lamps!

by spincircle creative

Table lamps allow you to switch between accent colors with ease

by Rebekkah Davies Interiors + Design

Wonderful combination of blue and orange in the bedroom
Eclectic living room with plenty of color


Beautiful family room with interchangeable accent hues

A Celebration of Color!

The idea of adding candy-colored lamps to different rooms of the house is another great approach that is both fun and aesthetic. If you have one monochromatic backdrop throughout the home and a coherent theme, then add a sense of uniqueness to each room by choosing an accent table lamp in a different color. For instance, the Capri Bottle Lamp that you see in the collection today comes in a wide range of colors that include red, green, yellow, blue and orange. By adding one in a different color to each room, you maintain a sense of continuity and similarity while playing with various hues. And one can even periodically switch these table lamps around easily to give each room a whole new look!

Fun way to add color to the kids’ room

by Cristi Holcombe Interiors

Lovely Capri Bottle Lamp in lime green

by Kristen Rivoli Interior Design

Stylish table lamps usher in charming strawberry pink

One of the great things about bringing home an accent lamp is the ergonomic convenience it offers. While painting an accent wall takes both time and effort, you can simply move the lamp to a different room if you are not happy with its current place at any point in time. With table lamps, this task becomes even simpler (unlike the case of pendant lights and large floor lamps)!

Bring back that old table lamp in a flashy new color and give your bedroom or living space a sparkling makeover…

Love the serene vibe of this bedroom
Usher in yellow in a restrained fashion to create sun-kissed interiors
Black and white stripes ensure that the lamp stands out visually

by Pilar Calleja – Draw The Line Design

Sleek lamp brings in a subtle touch of yellow

by Sarah Natsumi Moore

Table lamps accentuate the golden yellow shades in the bedroom

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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