From decorative pillows and bright flower arrangements to vivid paints and neon chairs, more and more restaurants are using splashes of color to create fun, inviting spaces. See how you can use vibrant details to add brilliant touches to your own home.
Lupulo - NYC The Portuguese-inspired space at Lupulo features a patterned, blue-tile wall that adds a hint of coastal romance to the restaurant’s flirty black steel-top bar, wood tables and metal ceiling.
Monteverde - Chicago Monteverde uses wood tables and pretty hues — armchairs are soft shades of periwinkle and magenta — to create a comfortable, homey feel that jives with its soulful, regional Italian cuisine.
China Chilcano - Washington D.C. At José Andrés’ festive eatery China Chilcano, the decor is as brilliant as the food — red neon lights, patterned pillows and a spectacular wall mural contrast the streamlined, modern furniture.
Jaleo Crystal City - Washington D.C. The festive setting at Jaleo Crystal City — featuring striking red hues and high ceilings — creates a buzzy, fun environment for Chef José Andrés’ fantastic Spanish menu and unlimited Paella Sundays.
Pepita Cantina - Washington D.C. The neon green, blue and orange hues at Pepita Cantina balance the restaurant’s wood floors, tables and ceiling, creating a lively yet comfortable vibe as awesome as its Mexican dishes.
Dia De Campo - LA The Mexican fish house uses pops of color — red chairs, vibrant table candles and authentic Mexican Serape blankets — to create a relaxed, surf lodge vibe in an otherwise neutral, industrial space.
Seamore’s - NYC Seamore’s uses tasteful touches of color — pastel green trimmings on the chairs, bright flowers and vibrant light fixtures — to create a dockside, beachfront vibe befitting its fresh seafood.