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Homes & Gardens
Homes & Gardens
Hannah Ziegler

Jennifer Lopez's living room gives a dose of dopamine with this on-trend accent piece

Jennifer Lopez.

Between her recently released film and coinciding album, it's safe to say that singer-actor-director Jennifer Lopez is having a big moment. 

Something else that's having a big moment? Pops of color in otherwise neutral interiors. JLo is a fan, having recently posted a photo of herself getting ready for the This Is Me... Now premiere in her living room, featuring wood paneled floors, greige walls, and most notably, a turquoise couch.

It's no secret that color is a mood booster, often because it reminds us of our natural surroundings (i.e., sunshine yellow or sky blue). Experts say, however, that dopamine is actually a trend in itself.

'Where color does come in is in line with the dopamine décor and sensory home trend,' Lucy Mather, sofa specialist at Arighi Bianchi, says. 'One of the key shifts we have seen in the broadening of interior design trends is driven by us making our homes a more ‘sensory’ experience. It’s about how our spaces make us feel, and of course, color is a key way to drive a positive mood.'

Lucy says that when color is brought into everyday items such as sofas (like JLo's statement piece), they bring life to what is otherwise just functional furniture.

'This is why the color choice for couches has significantly expanded, and big statement living room sofas now come in almost every color imaginable – sofas can certainly be the style setter in a room versus just there for practicality,' she explains.

(Image credit: Kelling Designs)

While sofas are a bold way to introduce color into a home, for those wanting to ease into color incorporation, there are smaller ways to add pops of vibrancy into a space.

'If you’re not confident with color, introduce accent colors in smaller areas to brighten up a room,' says designer Clara Ewart. 'Whether it is a trim on a headboard or cushion, a window frame, a favorite piece of painted furniture, or a colorful picture frame, these small pops of color lift a space, and you can introduce more as your confidence grows.'

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