Using Jewel Tones to Accessorize Your Home

Emerald Kitchen

When it comes to playing dress up, be it for your home or for your ensemble, few accents complete a look quite like eye-catching jewels. A carefully selected jewel or stone captures the gaze and incites wonderment, and the same can be said for jewel-tone home décor.

There’s no denying the glamour of colorful home accents. Here are a few ways gemstone hues can be incorporated into any home design.

The Allure of Blue Lapis


Images: Zicana

Handcrafted furniture using Zicana’s Blue Lapis stone accents balances classic sophistication with a regal flair by incorporating vintage details and eye-catching velvet upholstery into the design. The swanky look is not just limited to fine furniture. Try pairing jewel tones with gold leaf antiques in living areas using elegant curtain rods and blue drapes; or, try using antique headboards coupled with aqua bedding in the master suite.

All Eyes on Amethyst


Images: Caesarstone and Zicana

If Blue Agate Lapis stones are for the bold, then the deep violets and purples in Amethysts are for the subtly refined. Ideal for contemporary décor or for traditional chic ensembles, pieces crafted from Amethysts serve as the ideal accessories – be it as a side table formed from Caesarstone’s 8551 Amethyst Concetto, or as a pair of delicate teardrop Zicana earrings.

Seeing Red


Images: (Left) Decorating Files, (Top Right) The News Tribe, (Bottom Right) Interior Matter

If you’re looking to go red, then deep ruby-hued accessories are always a safe choice. Mix pieces in the rich color with chocolate accents for a decadently tasteful living area; or, go for a glitzy-yet-minimal approach by having a ruby accent wall in an all-white bathroom. One bit of advice—keep it simple. All shades of red can overpower a space; so the secret to using ruby is to use it as the focal or sparingly.

The Emerald Isle


Images: (Top) DZine Trip, (Bottom Left) The Jewellery Editor, (Bottom Right) Update Dallas

Even the Pantone Institute echoes a love for jewel tones: the institute crowned emerald the color of 2013. Refined and sophisticated, not only can emerald shades appear incredibly modern (such as when blanketing this chic kitchen), but they can also appear classic – as can be seen in the picture of the green dining chairs paired with the grey stone dinner table.

Which jewel tones do you use in your interior designs? Tell us in the comments below!

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