Color 624 Stories

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....
10 Fabulously Fanciful Bedrooms
The most popular bedrooms on Houzz tend to be beige or gray and traditional, so I understand that the way-out bedrooms here aren't going to be everyone's personal cup of tea. But that's the...
Modern Icons: Vernor Panton's Cone Chairs
Architect, furniture designer and textile designer Vernor Panton wanted people to fill their lives with color. He studied architecture at The Royal Danish Academy of Art in the late 1940s, where his teacher Pøul...
5 Tips for Choosing a Primary Outdoor Color
You've worked hard to create an interior space that expresses your sense of style. Your favorite finishes, textures and colors provide a sense of place that's uniquely you. Your outdoor living space should be an extension — or at least an echo —...
No Neutral Ground? Why the Color Camps Are So Opinionated
We Houzzers are very opinionated. And it seems like no other topic brings our opinions to the surface as much as color. Photos on both ends of the spectrum — with a lot of neutrals or a lot...
Bath Design: Renew Body and Mind With Colorful Light
When we're blessed with good weather, we view the sun's warm rays as bright white. On early winter mornings, the sky is almost pink, and in the summer, warmer colors like red and orange can be seen at sunset. The spectrum of white light is made up of...
Do You Have a Signature Color? Here's How to Find and Use It
From Tiffany blue and Hermès orange to Chanel's black and white, a long history of storied brands with signature colors exists. A signature hue can make a brand more memorable, but marketing aside, there are plenty of compelling reasons to home in on...
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 Magic: Tap Into Psychology to Better Use Blue at Home
Several paint companies have proposed some shade of blue, from aqua to indigo, as a popular color for 2013. The color that's cited most often as a favorite, blue represents calm, serenity, stability, conservatism, authority (which is why it's a popular...
How to Choose the Right Exterior Color
Since the exterior is the biggest and most visible part of your home, choosing its color is a decision you want to be sure about. Unlike with a living room wall or front door, it's not easy to change it if you decide you don't like it. But it's...
Take a Tour of Popular Colors Through the Decades
How does a palette get selected, and why does that particular palette become popular and define an era? Probably because color selection doesn't happen in a vacuum. Politics, economics and technology all influence what colors will be popular in...
Get a Soft Spot for Sea-Glass Green
While Pantone thoughtfully named Emerald 2013's overall Color of the Year, I propose crowning sea-glass green — like Benjamin Moore's
8 Ways to Live Happily Ever After With a Colorphobe
For color fans, there is no pain like the pain of discovering that your live-in partner is beholden to beige. You long for lavender; she insists on ecru. You beg for burnt orange; khaki is as far as he'll go. What's a couple to do? Fear not...
Cooking With Color: When to Use Green in the Kitchen
We tend to associate green with nature, renewal and youthfulness, making it a fantastic color choice for a kitchen. Bright, crisp greens such as lime or leafy green give a kitchen a fun, energetic, modern vibe. Or add some yellow to a light green, and...
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