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Dopamine Decor Trend: 13 Ways to Add Playful Claps of Color to Your Home

Electrify your personal space with playful claps of color.

We’re not suggesting you break up with beige. But embracing vibrant hues—whether a well-placed accent or a vivid piece of furniture—can instantly transform a room from ordinary to extraordinary. From raucous oranges and ardent reds to gregarious greens and prosaic blues, here are some subtle ways to add a dash of the “dopamine decor” trend to your life.

Designed by Arizona glass artisans Carole Perry and Don Carroll, the Folded Vase comes in an array of candy colors. Undulating curves evoke organic shapes and imbue a space with a feeling of motion. 7″H by 8″L by 8″W. $149. (copenhagenliving.com)

The Apex Collection by British designer John Tree takes cues from the classic banker’s lamp, balancing familiarity with contemporary expression. With distinctive creased steel shades in radiant tones, these luxe luminaries add subtle drama to bedrooms and workspaces. Available in various sizes, from $95. (dwr.com)

Elevate your drinking vessels with the new Madrid Glassware Collection by Jonathan Adler. These bold, graphic sippers adorned in beguiling blues with gold details will add sophistication to your bar cart or make a genteel hostess gift at your next holiday party. 4″H by 3.5″ in diameter. Set of four: $135 (jonathanadler.com)

The Diez sofa—named for a typical West Indian expression, “ki ka fè dièz” (“who has style”)—pays homage to the classic Creole couch silhouette. Evergreen wool fabric, an ash wood frame and curvaceous arms add sleekness to your salon. 28″H by 103.5″W by 39″D. $2,999 (cb2.com)

These cheerful, petite Apt coffee tables add a cheeky pop of boldness. Pair with matching low and tall side tables to add layers and function to your great room or office. 15″H by 36″L by 36″W. $795 (bludot.com)

Designed in 1967, the Nessino Table Lamp is a seminal example of a space-age form. The piece has become a design icon, with its mushroom shape and bright orange, red or white glow. 8″H by 4″W with a 12″ in diameter shade. From $330 (artemide.net)

Wicker gets whimsical with the hand-woven Ami outdoor dining chair by Italian designer Paola Lenti. Available in several colors, including magenta, neon yellow and turquoise. 30″H by 26″W . Price upon request (thespacebazaar.com)

Sleek and compact, the USM Haller Bar Cart saves space without skimping on your cocktail needs. 25″H by 23″W by 15″D. $1,149 (store.moma.org)

The retro-style Astrofire fire pit is made by local artisans and adds midcentury modern vibes to your backyard. Available in multiple colors. 17″H by 34″ in diameter. $2,350 (shopboxhill.com)

Simmer in style with the Le Creuset Dutch Oven in Nectar. The change in seasons may be subtle here in the Valley, but this lovely tinge of dandelion-yellow evokes the golden tones of autumnal leaves. $445 (lecreuset.com)

Two layers of plush cotton velvet trimmed by charmeuse raw edges give the Harlow Throw Blanket (pictured in Fig) a comforting substance and an elegant drape. 72″L by 54″W. $589 (thelinentree.com)

Sink into the round, plump Accolade armchair, available in a variety of vegetal-toned fabrics, from olive and terra cotta to dark gray and azure. 28″H by 34″W by 31″D. Price upon request (roche-‌bobois.com)

Behold, the Tiffany blue-hued Memoirs Stately toilet you never knew you always wanted. The Heritage Color collection of fixtures by Kohler gives a modern spin to the pink and blue bathroom of the 1950s. Pair with patterned wallpaper, gold hardware or painted tiles for a luxe twist on the vintage look. $744 (kohler.com)

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