Test drive a touch of neon at home

After a season dominated by neutrals, color lovers are now embracing this year’s bold brights with open arms. It can be pretty affordable to update your wardrobe with a few pieces of neon, but it’s not always so easy with interiors, where changes tend to be more permanent and costly.


Small doses, clever applications and limited painted accents make it easy to introduce the bold trend to your home without overspending or signing on for a decade of neon design.












Eclectic Living Room design by Los Angeles Photographer Erika Bierman Photography

Paint is your best friend when it comes to color trends. It’s cheap and easy, and the creative options are endless. Look around your space and see what little nooks and crannies could benefit from a bold color makeover.


Bookshelves are a great place to start. Paint the insides of your shelves in one or more bright colors, then watch your room take on an entirely new personality with little effort or cost.










Mediterranean Kitchen design by San Francisco Media And Blogs Shannon Malone

Instead of creating a full accent wall for a room, paint window frames in bright colors for an unexpected twist.










Modern Bathroom design by San Francisco Architect De Meza + Architecture

Paint the interior of your bathroom, kitchen or dresser drawers for a surprise whenever they’re opened. If you don’t want to deal with paint, look for contact paper in bold shades.








Contemporary Dining Room design by New York Media And Blogs Vendome Press

Give neutral upholstery a dose of neon in your piping. This is definitely a more permanent application, but the color feels classic in such a small quantity.







Contemporary Dining Room design by Ottawa Interior Designer Leclair Decor

Accessorizing with nature’s bounty might be the cheapest and most temporary ways to test out bright colors. Apples placed around this space fill it with just the right bright green accents.