Fun Trend: Brights

Kinda hard to ignore, it’s bold, it’s bright…and here to stay? 

I was working on website mockups for a client last week, and got sucked into a boldly jeweled palette for one concept that I couldn’t dismiss. Turns out, it ended up being my favorite. So what’s your take on all the brights out this season? Just a spring fling/summer romance, or is this the start of something more enduring? 

fun trend: brights

I can’t say I’d don an entire outfit of coordinated brights, but accents here and there I would totally do — especially in my home. In fact, I’ll be attempting a DIY project this weekend and I’ll be doing just that: painting my own canvas of mainly black, white and gray, but incorporating a touch of chartreuse-y yellow and perhaps a hint of magenta. It’s been years since I’ve picked up a paintbrush so wish me luck!


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Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. Hey Erika,
    Wow, that is some bright color! I think every Spring/Summer season we see color, color and more color…so it’s a Spring Fling that’s here to stay 😉 Lovely picks, so loving the Diane shoes and Calypso pillow, I have a serious crush on Chartreuse.

    Have a fabulous day!

    1. I can’t stop looking at that Calypso pillow! So divine. But I agree, it’s most likely seasonal which begs the question, what is the next trend? I’m definitely not seeing as much ikat and zig zag lately, and I feel like zebra has been around for a while too.

  2. Jewel brights have always been my fave – I look best in them and feel best in them – especially cobalt and grass green and hot pink!
    Love this post!