Ways to Add a Pop of Color for Under $100

From springy “greenery” to deep rich tones, using color allows you to express your mood and personality in your home. But think about going beyond the obvious ways to add color, such as repainting walls or buying a bright chair, and find creative ways to infuse a hue you adore into your interiors.

Photo by: Mary Costa Photography

Mary Costa Photography

If you love jewel tones but held off as design trends geared toward whites and grays, now’s the time to embrace the moody colors again. Burgundies, browns and emeralds are coming back in a big way in 2017, even with textures such as velvet, says Jule Eller, director of trend and style at Lowe’s. She’s even seeing tropical prints incorporate darker, richer colors instead of the expected bold and bright hues.

Getting everyday objects, such as a tabletop fan, in richer hues is an unexpected way to add some color to a room. “You get even more value for your money because they’re pieces you’d be buying anyway but can now double as decor,” says Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design.

Photo by: Cody Guilfoyle

Cody Guilfoyle

Dip-Dyed Color

Dip dye lightly colored drapes for a flash of ombre in your space. You can buy curtains at big box stores for less than $50 — designer Steve McKenzie got his at IKEA for $39. Just add dye for colorful new drapes that will bring a splash of brightness to any space.