Color Knockout: 20 Accent Chairs That Will Rock Your World
Colorful accent chairs are making waves in decor, and it’s not hard to see why: They’re an easy way to update and invigorate your space. If you find yourself boxed into a too-neutral color palette but you’re not ready to make a huge change to the room, add an accent chair for color or focus. One or two new accent pieces can turn your color palette around instantly. With your new accent chair color in place, adding a few decorative accessories in the same color will give your space that elusive put-together look.
Accent chairs are available in every decorating style and color, making it easy to find the perfect match for your home. Here are some of our favorites in the top decorating styles.
Contemporary accent chairs
Contemporary style is clean and unfussy, and contemporary accent chairs are great for rooms where you need a simple addition without clutter. The legs and hardware are often imaginative and unique. Look for simple lines and unexpected colors.
The low-backed Mcgrane Armchair from Joss & Main is a subtle addition to any room. Image:Joss & Main
This whimsical Canyon Vista accent chair from Langley Street for Wayfair adds a pop of color.Image:Wayfair
A white accent chair, like Instant Home’s Isabel chair from Wayfair, can calm a bright color scheme. Image:Wayfair
Wayfair’s Coral Springs accent chair in dark teal works well in a cool color palette.Image: Wayfair
Glam accent chairs
Velvet texture and luxurious patterns are the must-have fabrics for your glam accent chair. We love the growing trend of gold metals, like satin brass, as an extra-glamorous touch in glam decor. This style is all about being a little over-the-top in decorating, meaning accent chairs that make a bold statement.
Lilly Pulitzer’s Madison upholstered accent chair features a fun and glamorous print. Image:Pottery Barn
The Highbury accent chair is regal in royal blue. Image:Joss & Main
Rich peacock blue sets the Huntingdon accent chair apart. Image:Joss & Main
Gold metal accents rev up the glam of the Lakeview Barrel Chair. Image: Joss & Main
Boho accent chairs
We love boho style for its vibrant colors and Bohemian patterns. Look for saturated color palettes and lush fabrics for your boho accent chair. Don’t forget to add accent pillows and a throw in similar colors — the boho style is all about comfort.
Get the best of boho style with the Bungalow Rose Crown Slipper Chair in a colorful print. Image:Wayfair
Add vibrancy to your dining room or office with the Bungalow Rose Latta accent chair. Image:Wayfair
A gray print accent chair adds pops of color to your boho room without overwhelming it. Image:Wayfair
A cheerful boho chair (or two) can brighten up your bedroom. Image:Wayfair
Rustic and modern farmhouse accent chairs
Rustic and modern farmhouse decor also invites stylish accent chairs. Even if your accent colors are neutral, you can add style through texture and design. We love these rustic accent chairs for their unique design and fabric.
Try a traditional chair with unexpected ikat fabric for your rustic home. Image:Wayfair
The Bryant Armchair pairs plaid with a rustic silhouette for a fun take on modern farmhouse style. Image:Wayfair
The Phillip armchair’s whimsical print makes your modern farmhouse living room come alive with rustic style. Image: Wayfair
Modern lines and rustic fabrics create the simplicity of this Wovenwood accent chair. Image: Wayfair
Mid-century modern accent chairs
Mid-century modern style is fun to play with in any room. The exaggerated lines and saturated colors of the 1950s provides many options for accent chairs. We love the whimsical shapes and cheerful colors of these chairs.
Bright pastel colors and whimsical lines make the Bouck Wingback a effortless accent piece for your mid-century home. Image: All Modern
White faux fur gives the Hillingdon armchair a playful retro look. Image:All Modern
Indulge in minimalism with Langley Street’s mid-century modern Corsica Curvo accent chair. Image:Wayfair
Have some fun with mid-century modern with the Liam Barrel Chair’s cowhide pattern. Image:All Modern
Accent chairs give color and character to any room, whether you prefer loud patterns or more subtle rustic design. Which style of accent chair have you used in your home? We’d love to hear in the comments.