While the term "pop of color" could mean any myriad of things, from a statement wall to a festive carpet, the concept at its core is genius: A room isn't complete without leaving your own colorful mark on it. It is, after all, a tried-and-true way to highlight architectural details and lend personality to an otherwise neutral space.
Browse on to see 20 of our favorite colorful spaces that will convince you to swap your Scandinavian style for something a little more vivacious.
Wallpaper and textiles maven Kate Reynolds knows a thing or two about color. In her Brooklyn home, the minimalist white kitchen — with marble counters by Calacatta Gold and backsplash tile by — is punctuated by a bold purple rug that adds some texture and much-needed personality to the room.
Sometimes, all it takes is a pair of colorful sofas to really pull a room together. For designer Patrick Printy, the living room in his Oakland home had a chic, but understated palette that required a little livening up. Cue: a pair of vintage sofas is upholstered in a fabric. A vibrant and cozy way to upgrade any living space.
Only the boldest design fiends even consider trying a statement floor. This pink flooring, painted using Sailor's Delight by Benjamin Moore, brings an over-the-top vibe to an otherwise stark white pool house kitchen in New York.
A Spanish-inspired London townhouse showcases its romantic flair in the master bath, with closet doors that have black-lacquered frames inset with red silk upholstery. The photograph in-between is by Pablo López Luz.
In the home office of photographer Slim Aarons, the rich blues serve as a reflection of the natural seascape surrounding Monaco. The black-and-yellow table by Mathieu Matégot gives a playful nod to the fun 70s energy infused throughout the rest of the house.
This luxe Palm Springs home exudes Old Hollywood glamour, while still ushering in design trends of today. In typical California fashion, most of the furniture and decor is made from or inspired by organic materials and colors. Desperately in need of a burst of color, owner Paul Boschetto hung a painting by above the bed.
Stephen Stills gave this historic Manhattan kitchen a refresh by adding a blue custom-made banquette. The Saarinen table is from Design Within Reach, and the pendant light is from Avantgarden. The wallpaper is by Hines & Company, and the herringbone flooring is original.
A Houston home welcomes a little color into every room, including the kitchen which shows off bold green lower custom cabinets are painted in a strié effect.
In Emmy Rossum's New York City apartment, chairs by upholstered in fabrics by liven up the formal dining room. The photographs are by , the chandelier came from Rossum's house in Los Angeles and the walls are painted in .
The master bedroom of this Paris apartment is light and airy with plenty of windows and doors, allowing designers Laurent Champeau and Kelli Wilde to get away with an oversized, deep blue art piece.
Custom-made bunk beds in the children's room of a Tahoe house make sure the space is full of fun. Each bed is dressed with bedding by John Robshaw and pillows by Jonathan Adler. The shag rug is by NuLoom, and the flooring is walnut.
A serene Martha's Vineyard house boasts sleek beach house interiors, but with an experimental element. The living room has Hans Wegner Flag Halyard chairs and the antique Moroccan boucherouite rug was found on Etsy.
The bed in the master bedroom of a Moroccan riad is dressed with a blanket and linens by Matteo and pillow shams by Libeco that give the room a cool elegance. The bright drawing by Raffone is what makes the space feel lived-in.
In the living room of the Paris apartment belonging to designer Christopher Noto, the sofa, which is upholstered in a Rubelli velvet that adds a dash of excitement to the room, and the cocktail table are both custom designs.
An already sophisticated Southampton home reaches a new level of glamour with the addition of a bergère, upholstered in royal blue glazed-linen.in this
Statement curtains are a design detail that definitely shouldn't be overlooked. In this London townhouse, yellow silk curtains by Jim Thompson complete this formal living room. The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball's Cornforth White.
The master bedroom of a Windsor Terrace home features a bed by upholstered in a fabric and topped with a vintage Moroccan blanket and a pillow from that give the room a splash of red.
While stairs tend be more of a utilitarian element of a home, they're an amply appropriate place to show off color, too. Just off the living room of this Italian palazzo, designer Achille Salvagni lined the staircase treads with a runner of silk.
This New York apartment belonging to Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts plays up the blue-grey scheme with a kaleidoscopic painting by Friedrich Kunath.
In a bohemian rooftop apartment in Paris, the master bedroom is full of color, but one supremely stands out: hot pink. The bedcover and throw are by Le Monde Sauvage and the Italian headboard owned to the owner's grandmother.