What, When, Where: Bright Ideas

April 2, 2012

By Kara Lashley

Neon brights continue to be a hot trend this spring, both on the runway and in realm of home decor. Alas, while exciting to look at in magazines, not everyone can pull off all-out neon looks like these:

Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 collection. Photo courtesy of Marie Claire

Photo courtesy of Elle Decor

Photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Luckily for the less daring among us, a little neon in a room goes a long way. If you’re not ready to make a major commitment to acid hues, here are a few fun, functional pieces that deliver a trendy pop of color.

Alexandra von Furstenberg‘s acrylic Snap frames are an easy way to ride the neon wave.

Photo courtesy of Alexandra von Furstenberg

Or go for classic linen pillows with a bold edge, like these by Christen Maxwell.

Photo courtesy of Christen Maxwell

Neon looks particularly fresh with neutrals. In his Covert collection, Canadian furniture designer Christian Woo marries dark wood with thin bands of unexpected color.

Photo courtesy of Christian Woo

Maison Sauvage takes a snowy white ceramic vessel to the next level with a Day-Glo interior.

Photo courtesy of Maison Sauvage

For those seeking bolder color statements, Jonathan Adler is always happy to oblige. His new Okura cocktail table in high-gloss orange promises to be the life of the party.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler

And imagine the zest this hot-pink Thonet-style chair from ABC Carpet & Home would add to an understated dining table. Bold color paired with a timeless shape–that’s bright done right!

Photo courtesy of ABC Carpet & Home