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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.