Popularized in the 1980s, neon colors are getting a second wind. 2022 is putting a modern twist on the retro trend, and bright colors are coming back in a big way. Whether your space is traditional or contemporary, neon shades can work with any style. From a subtle pop of color to an eye-catching piece of neon wall art, there are countless ways to make neon look chic.
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Very Peri – The Neon Version!
Pantone’s Color of the Year is here – and we’re giving it a neon twist! “Very Peri” is a stunning periwinkle color that marries true blue with a surreal purple hue. Playful and full of life, this cool tone has just enough warmth to prevent your space from looking cold. 2022 is all about embracing daring décor, so we’re making a bold suggestion! Use Very Peri as inspiration, but make it neon. A neon bluish purple is perfect for 2022, and it isn’t quite as overwhelming as other neon options. Mix this vibrant tone with colors like leafy green and beige for an earthly offset to the otherworldly appearance.
Looking for more expert tips on how to use Veri Peri? Check out this excerpt from our article all about 2022’s hottest color:
“Consider a monochromatic-style space. While it may seem bold, using variations of a single shade throughout your home is all the rage for 2022. The cohesive element looks contemporary, and the visual variation is timeless. Pepper your space with periwinkle, and maintain a neutral base to make the periwinkle hues stand out.”
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Just because you’re a fan of muted mauve and modern grey doesn’t mean you can’t add a splash of fuchsia! Hot pink can revive a dull space and give it visual dimension. Neon hues can make your room pop and save you from a flat-looking interior. If you’re looking for neon aesthetic bedroom ideas, select a pink neon painting that includes hints of magenta. These confident colors represent passion and youth!
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The trick to designing with tangerine is to surround it with burnt orange hues. By combining muted rust tones with neon orange, you get visual variation that won’t overpower your space. Atomic tangerine is a vibrant shade of orange that pairs well with both warm and cool tones. While this shade rose to popularity a decade before the neon 1980s, it continued to influence post-modernist design.
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Neon green may sound intimidating, but it’s really just a deeper version of spring green. Modern interiors are beginning to favor bright green accent walls and lime-tinted furniture. This shade puts a surreal twist on nature’s own color palette, and instantly refreshes your space. Popularized in 1960s fashion, lime green is being resurrected in a major way. Believe it or not, Scandinavian interiors sometimes incorporate lime green to contrast the neutral color palette. Citrus-inspired colors can have an dramatic effect in reviving a room.
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Highlighter yellow is undoubtedly a bold choice, but there’s no color that better represents 2021. With Pantone’s Color of the Year being a sun-inspired shade, bright yellow is bound to be everywhere by Spring. Neon yellow is a shade that can’t be ignored, which makes it the perfect accent shade. Bright yellow goes perfectly with neutrals like grey, navy blue, and taupe. Sprinkle some joy in your space with the happiest color on earth.
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Blue is one of the most common colors in the world of interior design, but why not level up this classic hue with an electric twist? Electric blue has never gone out of style. This stunning shade is fun without being overbearing. Bright blue somehow appears both calming and invigorating at the same time. Pick a piece of neon blue wall art with a modern design to create a cool, contemporary space. For a millennial-inspired interior, pair neon blue with pastel shades of yellow and pink.
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Neon Painting Ideas
No matter your personal style, neon shades can elevate any space. Paint an entire accent wall, or choose a statement piece of furniture. From hot pink to electric blue, there is truly a neon hue for every home. Don’t shy away from bright colors! Give your interior a playful touch. Neon is back in 2021 and it’s time to embrace striking shades.
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