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Get the Look: Jewel Tones

January 01, 2015

Maybe it was all the sparkle and glitz of the holiday season, but I’m having a moment right now with jewel tones. Not as gawky or juvenile as a primary color, these deliciously rich tones are positively sumptuous when used in a variety of materials. Think velvet upholstery and lacquered walls for maximum drama. And ohhh how fabulous it is when paired with metallics of any kind.

Case in point: this utterly stunning emerald velvet Chesterfield sofa I saw in our OKC Anthropologie a few weeks back. My head started spinning a million different directions with how this sofa could be used. The depth of the color makes it absolutely unforgettable and  I could envision layering it with tons of gold pillows in a library setting. And no library would be complete without a rolling ladder, would it?  A girl can dream!

But jewel tones aren’t just limited to ruby and emerald, so I pulled together a few favorite images to get my ideas flowing, plus a few actual gemstone images to round out the color palette.

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Marsala was named the Pantone color of the year for 2015, and it fits perfectly into the jewel tone trend. It’s rich and sumptuous in this dining room below – and the glossy finish only adds to the drama. It reminds me of the deep red of the velvet ring box shown above (swoon – can I have one of each?).

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If I could give a standing ovation to this homeowner below, I would – who else has the courage to layer a gorgeously bright emerald green room next to a hot pink entryway? And it totally works by keeping both shades equally bright. Plus I love the jewel tone accessories like the orange lampshade and bright blue table.

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Vibrant turquoise plays perfectly with the dazzling persimmon wallpaper of this room.  Plus those tassels on the buffet offer the perfect little attention to detail – almost like jewelry itself.

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But if you’re too nervous to commit to an entire room of persimmon, how about just a single element? The color of the sofa below creates the ultimate focal point in this quirky living room.

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The cool hued gemstone rings pictured above immediately came to mind when I stumbled on this aqua paneled living room below.  Again, notice the theme with the velvet sofa too — rich rich rich!

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Monochromatic jewel tone rooms are perfectly balanced with white trim and ceiling details, not to mention crisp linens on the bed. The emerald green color skews sophisticated – don’t go too muddy on this color as it tends to turn more of a hunter shade and looks dated.

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Are you inspired yet? I’d love to hear how you would use these gorgeous gemstone hues in your home!

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