Color 610 Ideabooks

Dreaming in Color: 5 Fab Not-Beige Bedroom Neutrals
Let me start off by saying that I am in no way looking to bash beige. There are many beautiful shades of the neutral hue that are appropriate and look fantastic...
Case Study: The Fearless Approach to Bold Color
Interior designer Kristy Kropat's favorite color is orange — and raspberry, and lime green and teal. Basically, she loves all bright colors, and that adoration of bold hues (and disdain...
Dreaming in Color: 8 Gorgeous Gray Bedrooms
Last week we looked at dramatic black bedrooms, so let's go a few notches lighter this week and explore the many shades of gray for bedrooms. I...
Dreaming in Color: 8 Beautiful Black Bedrooms
We've covered all the colors of the rainbow in our series on bedroom color, so let's turn to black this week. Adding black to your bedroom via an accent wall or as a background...
Dreaming in Color: 8 Eye-Opening Yellow Bedrooms
I tend to associate the color yellow with the sweet corn my hometown, just outside the reach of suburban Chicago, is famous for. It's also the color of one of the first flowers of spring in that part of the country, daffodils, which my mother planted...
Orange for Fun — and Yes, Versatility — Around the House
Quick: What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "orange"? The fruit? Halloween? Traffic cones? Unfortunately, many of the associations we have for this color relate to danger. (Think prison uniforms.) It's no wonder that so many...
Dreaming in Color: 6 Sensational Orange Bedrooms
We just can't seem to get enough of orange, especially as autumn rolls around, bringing with it the pumpkin hues we associate with Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fall celebrations aside, red-orange hues are hot in fashion this season, and the color forecasters...
Eye-Catching Colors for Your Kitchen Floor
We've already made the case for putting bold color on your ceiling. Now let's focus downward, on the floor, as a canvas for injecting fun color into a room....
How to Research Your Home's History
If you live in an older home, it can be exciting and edifying to learn about the history of your house. What did it look like when it was built? Who lived in it? What changes have been made over time? Knowing more about your home's history can also...
Dreaming in Color: 8 Ravishing Red Bedrooms
I'm not a morning person, so I'll take any help I can get for waking up early and feeling motivated to start my day. Bold red is an attention-getting hue, so it's a great color for those who need assistance getting revved up and energized. Keep in mind,...
Dare to Decorate With Colorful Upholstery
We all know the merits of choosing neutral hues for big-ticket purchases like upholstered furniture. But what do you do when that beige linen sofa and white slipcovered armchair just aren't doing it for you anymore? Could you, would you, ever fall for...
Dreaming in Color: 8 Enchanting Purple Bedrooms
Purported to be a calming hue, purple is an excellent color choice for a bedroom. Darker, cooler purples can feel a bit heavy in a space, so they need to be offset with a good amount of natural or artificial light. You can warm up cooler purple hues with...
Cobalt Gets the Red Carpet Treatment
The most surprising and captivating trend on the 2013 Emmy Awards red carpet for me was dazzling cobalt. Allison Williams and TIna Fey rocked the almost-electric...
Dreaming in Color: 10 Beautiful Blue Bedrooms
Last week we looked at some gorgeous green bedrooms on Houzz; this week we turn to blue. Soft blues with a touch of green or gray remind us of the...
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