Published on March 1, 2020

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Come spring, who isn’t craving major color? With our latest issue on newsstands, we’re celebrating all things bright and bold with Color Month on Domino. Check back daily and sign up for our newsletter to see vibrant spaces, palettes that pop, weekend paint projects, and more. Let’s get chromatic.

Fashion month is a lesson in delayed gratification. After virtually window-shopping in New York, London, Milan, and Paris for four weeks, now we’re forced to wait until the fall when the collections will be available. But there is one immediate takeaway that we can act on. Forget the floor-length puffer dresses—have you seen all the color inspo? 

Between the literal rainbows that were the Carolina Herrera and Molly Goddard runways, this season has been a real treat for chromophiles. Whether you’re due for an apartment update or simply want to pat yourself on the back for (almost) making it out of SAD season by way of a bright new living room accent piece, we have you covered. Here’s how to translate three of the standout color trends at home. 

Tomato Red

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If there was one clear winner, this fiery hue would be it. Fashion’s take ranges from simple accents (Rodarte; Chalayan; Tod’s) to full-out maximalist (Roksanda; Molly Goddard; Sally LaPointe). Whichever route you take depends entirely on your own design sensibility.

If you’re really ready to commit, go the tonal route with complementary sunset shades à la the new Casa Perfect house or give your door trim a facelift. Not ready to go all out yet? There’s a reason trendy cookware brands, from Our Place to Great Jones, have dubbed this particular red their favorite of the moment: It looks great in small doses, too. 

Vivid Magenta

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Chalk it up to leftover ’80s nostalgia. The electric style of the decade is alive and well in this purple pick, which is definitely not for the faint of heart. Our advice? Have fun with it, but don’t do something you’ll later regret (or that will tamper with your security deposit): The best way to get in on this vibe is through accessories, like plush textiles or sculptural glassware. It’s a note fashion followed, too, incorporating the tint in shoes (Alberta Ferretti; Ulla Johnson), gloves (Luisa Spagnoli), and a shimmering blouse (Gucci). 

Though we have to admit that Self-Portrait’s gown sort of makes the case for taking the plunge—if you’re going to try something similarly statement making, test it out in a smaller (read: lower risk) space like a powder room or closet. 

Chocolate Brown

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Not to say we called it, but…we totally called it. This controversial shade is due for a reputation revamp, and when done right it’s anything but boring. The key is incorporating a modern element—whether it’s pairing brown with a poppy color, incorporating an unexpected detail, or just trying it out in a fresh material. See: the embroidery at Longchamp; the impossibly silky leather at Jil Sander; the elegant draping at Emilia Wickstead; and the tonal ensemble at Rejina Pyo

If you can’t pick just one, allow us to suggest a brown sofa. Classics never go out of style. 

See more color trends we have our eye on:
10 Sage Green Decorating Ideas That Feel Very 2020
Millennial Pink Is Out; This Color Is In
The 2020 Color of the Year, According to Domino Readers

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