13 things every color fanatic should consider
Love the bold and the beautiful? Let us show you how to bring these vibrant hues home.
Published Jan 26, 2015 4:00 PM
The bolds can be so beautiful. Know the decorating rules. More importantly, know how to break them.
Not ready to commit to a permanent shade on the walls? Hang artwork in vibrant hues and wild prints. When you get tired of a look, mix it up.
See how to create a gallery wall
choose a fun front door
Eye-popping. Show-stopping. For a chic first impression, pick a strong color for your front door.
See more colorful doors
toss on some pillows
The great pile up. Can you ever have too many pillows? It all depends. We believe it’s just important to have enough room to do Saturday evening lounging.
layer on a rug
Throwing a pretty pattern (and bright shade!) underfoot can actually transform a space. This bedroom is bright… and it’s also pulled together with the red and yellow palette.
paint the walls
True, this seems like a fairly typical way to introduce color into a space. Consider a rich, get-lost-in-space purple hue.
paint the ceiling
If you want to take a completely unexpected approach to color, paing the ceiling. Not just any color, but a vibrant shade of yellow.
paint the walls (and ceilings, too!)
You’re mad about blue. You always come back to this deep, dark hue? Work in on the walls and on the ceiling, too. Break it up with a pure white trim.
See more ways to decorate with blue
invest in a colorful sofa
We think of bringing in color with the small stuff, right? Choosing a bold sofa, which will be your room’s focal point, can instantly change any space.
bring in accent furniture
So you just can’t make that sofa decision. That’s ok. There are plenty of other pieces that will make a statement. In fact, they’ll grow with you and your evolving style. Invest in them.
work the floors
You have white floors and really want to try something daring and new. If you’re ready for a weekend project, then this is the DIY for you.
See how to stencil your floor
Sneak in color in surprising spots. Why bother? Because it will brighten your day at moments when you least expect it.
go for something unexpected
Think about how certain colors make you feel? Airy. Happy. Free. Bring in a spectacular piece of art for your favorite room.
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