Published on March 2, 2020

The days are getting longer, the crocuses are just on the verge of sprouting, and slightly warmer days are enough to compel you to reach for something a bit more vibrant than your basic black coat. There’s no better time to play with your palette—which is why this March we’re celebrating color all month long on Domino.com. That’s a whole lot of prismatic possibility to look forward to.

From a helpful column by London design studio 2LG (its daring interiors have surely made their way across your Instagram feed) to Color Crush, our new series in which we ask homeowners to tell us about the standout hues in their spaces, we’re giving you all the inspiration you need to try a DIY paint project, go for the bolder tile option, or even just layer in some new shades with a throw blanket and pillows. There’s no one way to play with the rainbow—why not experiment a bit? Take a look at these photos from our archives for some refreshing ideas to kick off your month. 

Don’t Neglect Built-In Features

Purple living roomPin It
Photography by Nicole Franzen

A moody purple paint makes this wall-to-wall bookshelf look even more impressive. Matching ceiling and doors help the whole room feel intimate. 

Let One Good Tile Take Center Stage

Blue and white tiled bathroomPin It
Photography by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Sometimes there’s no need to overcomplicate things: Like in Garance Doré’s bathroom, where punchy cerulean and white tiles make a dramatic statement.

Try a Subtle Accent

Kitchen with green chairsPin It
Photography by Laure Joliet

If you need a little help easing more color into your space, start small—maybe you’ll consider emerald green kitchen chairs like in this dining room?

Never Underestimate a Pop of Neon

Bedroom with green floral wallpaperPin It
Photography by Veerle Evens

Yes, the moody, tropical wallpaper is a major focus of this space—but that lime green curtain takes the room up a notch. 

Mix Up Textures and Patterns in One Floor-to-Ceiling Hue

Blue living room with built-in bookcasePin It
Photography by Heidi’s Bridge

Bright blue reigns supreme in Aelfie Oudghiri’s Hamptons home, but a bit of variety keeps things fresh and surprising: A wavy rug, a velvet sofa, and an intricate floral wallpaper lining the bookshelves all play with the color in different ways.

Opt for Allover Color—Even in the Details

Aqua kitchenPin It
Photography by Cody Guilfoyle

When you’re committing to a flashy hue for your cabinets, molding, and walls, consider going the extra mile: Match your kitchen stools, too.

Find One Thing to Tie It All Together

Eccentric kitchen with red floodPin It
Photography by Bénédicte Ausset Drummond

This brick red and bright blue may not feel like an instant match, but here, framed vintage maps provide the perfect reference for the unlikely combo.

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