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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Color of the Moment: neon

Neon brights seem to be making their presence known these days, while I like bold color, I am not sure if I am a fan. Trying to understand what the attraction was for these "in your face" tones, I did my homework and here is what I found....

bon jour frenchie 

My tips for success when choosing neon color: 
1) Use light and bright backgrounds, by which I mean flooring, wall colors and large furniture pieces; a place for the eye to rest.
2) Choose light or natural wood tones; no competition for attention.
3) Use neon brights as accent colors; a little bit of vivid goes a long way. 
4) Stick to one or two neon colors; a rainbow of neon would be too much.
Justin Bernhaut
Anne Selke via House Beautiful 

My neon selections..... since a little goes a long way I did not pull a room together today, just some neon goodies!


What do you think? Could you see using neon color somewhere in your home? 

It's Spring break here in Madison, so I will be taking a little break from my regular blog schedule....no post tomorrow or Friday. But do check in on Thursday when I'll be sharing a project I am doing, motivated by several other bloggers (we are the "Undaunted Dozen"), for a series called "Spring into Action!"

Hint, it's a project I have been meaning to do for nearly a year.
Thank goodness this group has gotten me off my you know what to get it done!
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My Crafty Home Life said...

Cathy, I think we are about the same age. When you see neon....aren't you thinking...I remember you!

pam {simple details} said...

I wasn't feelin' it, but then I saw your picks, hmmm...maybe a small accessory here or there for summer!

Holly said...

A little jolt here and there I'm okay with - I like that breakfast nook area that's really fun. I saw some neon clutches at Target the other day, and I thought I could do a neon clutch but that's probably as far as I would go. I do remember having some neon soccer shorts when I was younger - I loved those shorts.

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Does anyone remember neon sunscreen? I remember painting my face in it to go skiing! I was prepared to hate the return of neon, but you found some pretty images Cathy. Painting some sticks for a little vignette might be a fun DIY project.

Annie @ House on Rene said...

I can only fathom of bringing this bold of a color into my home in accessories. But I love the options you rounded up!

Karena said...

I agree Neon is very fun in small does otherwise it looks like Candyland or the Circus!

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A Delightful Design said...

Those chairs would look great in neon! But I can't wait to see what you decide to do with them. Happy Easter!

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