If you’re someone who loves color like we do (we mean really loves color), you’ve probably run into the occasional conundrum when deciding which bold jewel tone to incorporate into your home. Perennially chic emerald green? That blue that Joanna Gaines loves? The deep purple shade that’s having a moment? Well, good news: According to Homepolish designer Kevin Clark, you don’t have to choose. Have them all.
When tasked with giving an expansive apartment in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood a makeover, Clark tossed out the conventional wisdom of starting with neutrals and went full-on into an array of jewel tones. The result is nothing short of eye-popping.
Super-saturated shades of navy and mulberry became the focal points for the space, which is adorned with warm brass accents that make the already-luxe apartment feel even more glamorous. “Tie your colors together,” Clark advises. “With this project, the mulberry chair balances the wall across the way, and the blue barn door balances the kitchen.”
Spot how many lush textures and colors you can find. From a dyed sheepskin to rich velvets, there’s something unexpected and touchable at every turn.
Don’t mind us; we’ll just be napping on the oversized ottoman.
The one place where more subdued shades prevail is the bedroom. Clark opted for a nearly black shade of inky blue to create a calming effect (and we think the decorating risk totally paid off!). “The dark blue hue helps make the room feel more like an escape,” Clark says.
Blue kitchen cabinets are having a moment, but there’s a good reason why: They’re stunning. We love this more traditional hue paired with a modern style of cabinet.
Last but certainly not least, the bathroom packs a major pattern punch thanks to this palm-print wallpaper. “Powder rooms are always the most fun area, where clients are more willing to go for the unexpected,” Clark says. Who knew plants had a pop-art side?
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(Photos via Sean Litchfield for Homepolish)