Color Palettes 76 Ideabooks

9 Fashionably Cool Living Room Color Palettes
You've seen them everywhere this fall, showing up in fashion, housewares and home interiors — colors on the cool side of the spectrum, like vibrant greens, bold...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Deep Red
While rich red hues, such as burgundy and oxblood, were all the rage on the fall 2012 fashion runways, they were already classic colors for exterior doors and trim. But once you've settled on a red hue for your front door, how do you select coordinating...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Bright Red
Perhaps the most stirring hue in the entire color spectrum, red has been found to actually raise one's blood pressure. We associate it with life, vitality and passion. In Johannes Itten's classic treatise on color, as translated in The...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Orange
A deep orange called Tangerine Tango was declared the color of the year for 2012 by Pantone, and even as the year starts to wind down,...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Green
Green is more popular than ever for home interiors and accessories, but have you considered it for your home's exterior? A green front door, whether in a bold chartreuse or a more neutral shade of olive green, is a great way to welcome visitors. The green...
7 Spicy Hot Color Palettes to Fire Up a Living Room
Consider cranking up the heat in your living or family room by painting your walls in spicy shades of red, yellow or orange. Keep in mind that pure, high-intensity versions of these hues can feel overwhelming — especially in a small space that gets...
8 Great Kitchen Cabinet Color Palettes
If you like the layout of your existing kitchen and your cabinets are in good shape, painting them can be a smart way to go. Another budget-friendly route is to purchase and install new cabinet boxes (or "carcasses," as I've heard them called fondly)...
9 Unexpected Cool Color Schemes for Boys' Rooms
Think of a classic color palette for a young boy's bedroom, and you probably imagine navy and denim blues, reds, khakis and tans, and dark wood accents. And while there's a reason so many boys' spaces default to those hues (they're cheery yet masculine,...
Take Rooms on a Coastal Trip With Orange and Blue
Orange and blue go together like a blazing sunset over an ocean horizon. If you're looking for a beachy look but crisp coastal navy and white or nautical red, white and blue are not for you, consider sprinkling some paprika around the room. Opposite colors...
Hot Summer Color Combo: Lemon and Raspberry Sorbet
I've gone through quite a few pints of sorbet over the past few weeks, alternating lemon and raspberry. OK, I'm lying. They weren't pints; they were plastic tubs, and when I saw the two stacked one on top of the other it made me head straight over to...
7 Striking Summer Color Combos for Your Outdoor Room
Adding two or three new colors to your furniture and outdoor decor can completely change the look of your yard. Consider one of these winning combinations for drama and happiness in your outdoor living space.
Fresh Color Duo: Maritime Blue and Green
Two new trends are hot for spring and summer: a maritime look, achieved via blue and white stripes, and shades of green. Interestingly, these two aesthetics marry quite well together. Here are ways to balance the trends according to your preference and...
8 Color Palettes You Can't Get Wrong
I have a love-hate relationship with paint chips. Thumbing through racks of them at my local home center gives me a jolt of excitement — and a frisson of panic. The sheer volume of potential palettes overwhelms me. Citron and turquoise? Eggplant and...
Classic Color Duo: Blue and White
Blue and white is a popular color scheme steeped in history. This classic color palette dates back to the ninth century, when cobalt-blue pigments were used to create motifs on white pottery and porcelain in China. During the 18th century blue and white...
14 Buzzworthy Yellow and Black Interiors
I was at this dinner party last weekend when an unexpected visitor made an appearance at our table — a big black and yellow bumble bee. One dapper gentleman at our table had on a sharp-looking white fedora with an orange band and coordinating tie. His...
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