Color Palettes 87 Stories

All the Ways Color Invades Us
Jude Stewart is a journalist and author, specializing in design, color and visual culture. She lives in Chicago, Illinois, and her first book, ROY...
March Into Year-Round Chic With 15 Twists on Red, White and Blue
When I think of red, white and blue, I usually think of good old-fashioned Fourth of July decorations and kids' rooms — bright white, fire engine red and navy blue. Those are great classics, but tweaking the hues and using them in careful doses can...
Take Rooms on a Tropical Trip With Turquoise and Yellow
I don't know about your area, but in mine, the weather has a serious case of the blahs. It can't be a coincidence that I keep seeing online ads for getaways to the Caribbean, and I have to say, they're tempting in the midst of these gray, rainy days....
8 Daring Paint Palettes for Fearless Color Lovers
With so many gorgeous paint colors available, why stick to what's safe and common? Now that's not to knock neutrals, as a quick browse on Houzz reveals numerous eye-catching, beautiful...
Color Palette Extravaganza: Room-by-Room Help for Your Paint Picks
Whether you're starting with a blank slate or trying to refresh an existing design, color can make all the difference in your home's style. But where to start? Figuring out what you like — and what feels right — in each room involves much more than...
On Trend: Bold and Black Exterior House Color
How do you get a small, nondescript structure to seem bigger than life and ooze urban cool? The answer is to paint it all black, like edgy designers and real estate developers in L.A. and elsewhere are doing. If you really want to get your house noticed...
Crisp, Clean White Interiors to Start the New Year Right
If your New Year's resolution involves getting any rooms in your home cleared out, cleaned up or otherwise rejuvenated, consider how you can use white to give you that fresh start. Check out this selection of predominantly white spaces to inspire you...
3 Dark Kitchens, 6 Affordable Updates
Knocking down walls to open up a space or adding windows on exterior walls for more light is common. But these major endeavors can be costly to undertake. Plus, many folks don't necessarily want an open kitchen, or they can't make changes to their exterior...
12 Fresh Palettes for Color Lovers
I fall in love with a new palette about once a month. Playing with color is a daily exercise. Like the mixing of flavors in cooking, combining the right colors can reveal something fresh and new. I prefer color combinations that are unexpected....
3 Exterior Paint Dilemmas, 7 Palette Solutions
Often overwhelmed by choosing exterior paint colors and by coordinating the siding color with doors, roof and trim, many homeowners fall back on white or shades of tan. There's nothing wrong with those colors — they are classic hues that can work...
Great Color Combo: Indigo and Citron Green
Nature has a pretty good eye for color pairings, and I can't think of a better example than blue and green. Just picture a tree at the height of summer, its leafy branches waving against a brilliant blue sky, or blue morning glories blooming along a lush...
Help! What Color Should I Paint My Front Door?
It's a common design question for anyone wishing to update a home exterior: What color to paint the front door? I found three homeowners in Houzz Discussions with that dilemma and have a few suggestions for possible paint colors that would work well on...
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Purple
Purple is a tricky color to work into a home's interior. Dramatic and moody, it can veer toward garish if combined with too many other vibrant colors or fussy materials. Large expanses of pastel purples can come across as overly sweet and girly, while...
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...
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