Fuscia flowers do the trick.
So do these chair cushions. So cheerful, yet in a cozy velvet.
Now imagine that you're walking home from work. It's been snowing, and there is slush on the streets. It's 4:30 p.m. and pitch dark outside, because that's what happens in the Northeast. You open the front door to your house, and you walk into this:
Take this next picture, for example. I'm not usually a huge fan of accent walls. But this room has reopened my mind to the possibilities.
It's definitely the architectural details that make the brightly colored wall work. The gently arched window, the oddly shaped closet that juts out ever so slightly, and the single pendant lamp hanging over the wooden table. It's so simple and fresh.