Bold Color 49 Stories

Test-Drive a Touch of Neon
After a season dominated by neutrals, color lovers are now embracing this year’s bold brights with open arms. It can be pretty affordable to update your...
Palatable Palettes: 8 Great Kitchen Color Schemes
‘‘There are no bad colors, just bad color combinations," said one of my interior design mentors many years ago. At first I disagreed with him, since there's a certain shade of brown-mustard yellow that I definitely wouldn't want slathered all over...
My Houzz: Small, Vivid Island Home in Washington
Although the "Salsa House" was originally named for the salsa made on the property (the ingredients are grown there as well), this eclectic little home on Washington state's Vashon Island lives up to its festive and colorful name. Recycled materials,...
So Your Style Is: Colorful
What it is: Colorful style celebrates the beauty of the spectrum. It's not tied to a single set of design specifications — it can be sleek or rustic, traditional...
Feast on Farm-Fresh Color
Whoever pointed out that we eat with our eyes as well as our mouths must go into sensory overdrive at the local farmer's market. From glistening tomatoes and dusky peaches to piles of squash and peppers, the natural colors of summer produce add up to...
Head Into Bold Southwest Color Country
The colors that define the American Southwest are truly amazing. Some of these hues are beautiful and bright, while others are rustic and earthy. All of these colors reflect this region's natural environment, such as the periwinkle mountains that outline...
Hit a Bold Color Balance
Applying bold color to a space is no haphazard process. Here’s the thing: When the eye notices a bold color, it immediately begins searching for it elsewhere in a room. Therefore, a space’s sense of balance requires that these attention-grabbing colors...
Decorate With Intention: Lift a Room's Mood With Color
Color consultants, designers and researchers have spent years studying the effect of color on mood, behavior and even productivity at work. It is a fascinating field, but if you are anything like me it seems the more I learn, the more there is to know....
8 Bold Paint Colors for Your Powder Room
A powder room is a great space to take a chance with color. When you have a room that is so small in size, choose to make it a dramatic exclamation point with bold paint choices — bypassing other decorating rules you may have heard. Such color can...
Bold Color: Yes You Can!
One 2012 design trend that stands out is bringing bright bold color into your home. Make a departure from all-white and safe neutrals — you can save those for restful spaces like your bedroom. As for the rest of the house, bring in an exuberant rainbow....
Room Tour: Nursery Becomes 'Modern Forest'
When Sandy and Aaron Flores hired designer Jennifer Bishop to turn an everyday bedroom into a nursery, the goal was a gender-neutral space that would work for their next child — and the next one after that. Pregnant with her second child and hoping...
Instant Fix: Refresh Your Furniture With Some Punchy Paint
Have you ever walked by an old, beat-up dresser you loved at a flea market or garage sale but passed on it because the wood was beyond repair? Well not again. You can breath new life into any old piece of wood furniture with the application of paint and...
Be Bold, Be Brave With Color
Are you crazy about color but worried if you throw a smorgasbord of shades into your home that certain onlookers will shudder? Well, for everyone who told you there was some set pattern of rules to follow with color, banish their advice! You need not...
11 Vibrant and Colorful Dining Rooms
Dining rooms were once thought of and used only for formal gatherings. Thankfully, this trend has changed. No longer is the dining space reserved only for the best silverware and china when guests visit, but now it’s a room to be used often and on an...
Poppin' Color Palettes Reminiscent of Bubblicious Gum
As a kid I loved riding my bike to the store and buying Bubblicious bubble gum. The flavor was mouthwatering and texture perfect for making the biggest bubbles. These days, just looking at the wrapper makes me smile. When I come across home interiors...
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