The neon brights that peppered the 1980s are back in fashion.
Highlighter hues and glow-in-the-dark tints provide a shot of adrenaline after a few seasons of mellow, mushroom-y color palettes.
Of course, these colors aren't for everyone. But if you're ready to play, here are some fun options and expert advice on how to go sassy but stylish.
Tanika Nayak, an interior designer and shelter-show host on HGTV and the Food Network, loves bright hues. She says the key is to make them look up-to-the-minute and not circa 1983.
"Use neon in small doses," she advises. "You don't want to blind anyone. My favorite use of neon is against a crisp white backdrop. In a dining room, start with a glass table, white walls and pop it with bold colorful neon dinnerware, placemats, and vases - affordable and fun. If you dare to go even bolder, use neon print accent chairs."
Nayak says balance is everything when working with these powerhouse hues.
"If you have a big, colorful personality and really want that bedroom or bathroom to glow, then go ahead and paint the entire room with your bold color. But balance it with white, black, gray or even a pastel. For example, a bedroom painted in bold green neon can work if the bedding, rug and window treatments offset it with a calming white and/or a pale soft blue," she suggests.
Take the same tack with a bathroom; add light-colored towels and mat to cool things down.