Color packs amazing power – it inspires us, shapes our moods, and influences our experiences more than we realize. Read on to learn more about popular semi-precious-jewel tone colors that can make a mega difference when incorporated into your interior design.
What are Jewel Tone Colors?
Jewel tones are rich color tones that resemble well known gemstones. Some of the more popular jewel tone colors include sapphire blue, emerald green, amethyst purple, turquoise, amber yellow, and ruby red. However, jewels cover the entire color spectrum including rich shades of citrine, aquamarine, onyx black, topaz, and more.
Decorating with Jewel Tones
Bright, white walls and minimalist decor maybe at the height of popularity right now, but some spaces call for a rich color to match a bold personality. Depending on your level of commitment, there are a number of ways to enrich a room with jewel tone colors. If you are confident in your color choice, dive in by painting the walls a rich color or go all out with a vivid sofa or chair. If you are a little more timid about going all in with jewel tones, work the colors in via decor like rugs, pillows, and wall art.
When decorating with jewel tones, it’s important to remember that they’re vivid and typically look their best when paired with other bold, highly saturated colors. For example, amber-colored glassware will look more vibrant on top of a dark blue or green tablecloth as opposed to a mint green or sky blue one. If a lot of color intimidates you, try mixing jewel tones with more neutral shades like a deep gray.
Bold and rich, jewel tones work with any design style and in any season. Get inspired to create a modern, glam jewel-toned look with our Modern Jewel-Toned Living Room Idea Board.