The bright neon shades that dominated the 1980s are back, but with a little more restraint. Neon shades that are particularly popular with interior designers include yellow or grellow (a combination of green and yellow), pink, blue and orange. Others to consider include purple, red, green and turquoise. While these electrifying colours have been back in fashion for a few years, they have now really taken off again as a decorating trend. With neon hues, less is more. Neons draw the eye but can quickly become overwhelming if too many are used in a single space. A little neon goes a long way. Avoid the tacky ones of the '80s and try adding just one object to a room of otherwise neutral shades. It may be tempting to pick up multiple highlighter shades, but consider incorporating just one or two pieces instead of making it a primary colour scheme. If using a neon print, try picking up one of the shades in another accent piece, such as a vase. This will let the neon grab the spotlight. White, nude, black or grey work well as neutral backdrops to display accessories in vibrant neon shades. Neon colours are not for everyone, and they will not blend in with every interior design style. A favourite of designers is to pair neon with dark backdrops, making the combination subdued and vibrant at the same time. Neon can also be paired with soft, pretty pastels. Try shocking neon pink with soft ballet slipper pink. Be prepared to experiment. If you usually avoid bold shades, consider using neon colours on small, inexpensive accessories before investing in a statement piece. If you want it on furniture, try dip-dying, another popular trend. Take a small side table and paint the legs half way up with neon colour. Try creating a neon surprise by adding neon in an unexpected place, such as the underside of a tub or the inside of a bookshelf. It gives the room a pop without being too out there. Art is also the easiest way to try out a trend, as it lets you move things around if you get tired of it. Throw pillows and blankets are also options. If you are not ready to have neon in your living areas, but are still in love with it, try it out in a child's room, where playful bright colours will always look at home.