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3 Tips for Incorporating Bold Hues Into Your Home Design

3 Tips for Incorporating Bold Hues Into Your Home Design

Bold colors infuse your home with energy and personality. Thoughtful planning helps you design a cohesive space brimming with creativity. Refresh any room with these three tips for incorporating bold hues into your home design.

Balance With the 60/30/10 Color Rule

Featuring bold colors too heavily in a room can make it feel overwhelming. Bold colors shine best when surrounded by more neutral shades.

The 60/30/10 color rule is one guideline that can help you simplify selecting and combining colors. Here’s how you can divide the color palette in each room:

  • 60 percent dominant color
  • 30 percent secondary color
  • 10 percent accent color

Note that this rule doesn’t state you should only choose three colors for the room. Instead, each “color” can be an array of hues based on the same color. For example, you may choose a few shades of cool blue to use as the secondary color.


The dominant color covers about 60 percent of the room’s surface and serves as a background or base color. You’ll typically find this color on the walls, large furniture pieces, rugs, and other major surfaces. People often use neutral colors like white, beige, gray, and soft pastels as the dominant color.


The secondary color constitutes about 30 percent of the room and adds depth. It complements the dominant color while introducing variety and contrast. Use this color on curtains, side chairs, and smaller foundation pieces.


Finally, 10 percent of the room should feature the accent color. It adds a finishing touch and personality to the space.

This color should be a bold and eye-catching hue that stands out. Feature the accent color on throw pillows, fabrics, decorative accessories, and artwork.

Experiment With Textures

Another tip for incorporating bold hues into your home design is to experiment with textures. Varying textures add visual depth, appeal to the sense of touch, and make a room more interesting.

Avoid creating colorful but flat spaces. Here are some options for adding texture to rooms:

  • Trim (baseboards, coffered ceilings, crown molding, chair rails)
  • Textured paint
  • Rugs
  • Accent tiles
  • Blankets and throws

Strategize Lighting

Finally, lighting significantly affects how bold colors look in your home. Consider your lighting fixtures’ color temperatures to ensure they complement your design.

Lightbulbs that emit warm, natural lighting will intensify warm colors such as yellow, orange, and red, but they will dull cooler colors, like green, blue, and gray. Cooler lightbulb hues pair better with green, blue, and gray.

Tip: Look at the Bulb’s Color Rendering Index

If you plan to replace your lightbulbs, look at the bulbs’ Color Rendering Index (CRI). You can find this number in the product box or online.

The CRI is on a scale of 1 to 100. Bulbs with a CRI of at least 90 will help bold colors look vibrant rather than washed out.

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Unexpected Uses for Your Home Dining Table

Unexpected Uses for Your Home Dining Table

Despite its name, a dining table is a versatile piece of furniture that you can use for more occasions than just mealtime. Thinking beyond the table’s traditional function can help you transform your dining room or inspire you to bring the table into other rooms. Discover some unexpected uses for your home dining table to make the most of your furniture.

Expansive Workstation

Many homeowners have shifted to a full or partial remote work schedule. Make your work-from-home days more productive and enjoyable by converting your dining table into a workstation.

Use a desk pad underneath your monitor, keyboard, and mouse to protect the table, and plug everything into a surge protector to give each device access to electricity. You can hide and organize cables with ties or a cable sleeve.

Fun Board Game Table

If you love game nights with family and friends, why not create a board game room? Use a removable board game table mat to protect the dining table, reduce friction, and control noise.

Built-in or freestanding storage will help your new board game room look fresh and fun. Cabinets for large board games and drawers for smaller games, like cards, make it easy to find what you’re looking for on every game night.

Outdoor Gardening or Dining

Another unexpected use for your home dining table is outdoor gardening or dining. If your dining table is narrow and you have a green thumb, you could convert the table into a comfortable potting station. Meanwhile, a larger dining table can find new life on your patio as an outdoor eating area.

Hardwoods like mahogany and teak withstand the outdoors best, but some softwoods, like cedar, have natural moisture-wicking properties. Apply a weatherproof sealant to the table to protect it from discoloration, cracks, and other damage.

Home Source Furniture’s rustic dining room tables are stylish, sturdy, and ready for your creative take on interior design. Shop with us for functional and aesthetic furniture for Houston homes.

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Why Multi-Functional Dining Tables Can Be So Versatile

Why Multi-Functional Dining Tables Can Be So Versatile

Open-concept floorplans and work-from-home schedules have transformed the modern home. Many households value creating versatile spaces that fulfill more than one purpose, and furniture is one way to enhance a room’s functionality. Discover why multi-functional dining tables can be so versatile.

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3 Living Room Layouts To Try if You Have a Fireplace

3 Living Room Layouts To Try if You Have a Fireplace

A fireplace symbolizes a cozy, welcoming home, but it can also feel intrusive, making it challenging to design a comfortable, stylish, and functional room. Many homeowners want to balance the fireplace with their living room furniture and TV. Discover three living room layouts to try if you have a fireplace.

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The Differences Between a Dining Table and a Kitchen Table

The Differences Between a Dining Table and a Kitchen Table

The terms “kitchen table” and “dining table” are common to many people growing up. It isn’t until you find yourself having to buy a table that you may wonder what separates the two. They may seem interchangeable, but both pieces can serve very different purposes. Shop for the right table ASAP by learning the differences between a dining table and a kitchen table.

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