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Case Study: The Fearless Approach to Bold Color
Bland has no place in this San Diego home. See how the designer uses vivid hues with cohesiveness and without overwhelming
"favorite color is orange — and raspberry, and lime green and teal. Basically, she loves... bright colors, and that adoration of bold hues (and disdain for beige) is noticeably... too much color, because they are worried they will get tired of them, especially with... better. It allowed you do focus on the color, not be overwhelmed by it. While I find... Love it! Love it! Color makes a room and is needed especially when everything is..."
Front and Center Color: When to Paint Your Door Purple
From grapelicious to lavender, a front door cloaked in the color of royalty might just reign supreme in the neighborhood
"in the color of royalty might just reign supreme in the neighborhood... tricky color to work into a home's interior. Dramatic and moody, it can veer toward... purple color on your front door? It won't appear too busy in such a small dose, and... light it won't feel too heavy or gloomy. Check out these eight examples of gorgeous... vibrant colors or fussy materials. Large expanses of pastel purples can come across..."
My Houzz: Eclectic and Colorful in Central Austin
A vibrant color palette and playful touches (amazing kitchen!) give a family's ranch style home a fresh update
"vibrant color palette and playful touches (amazing kitchen!) give a family's ranch... says. It's just amazing for us to finally have a place and a city that we can call... forever! It's everything we've ever wanted — even down to the little Eastern screech... Austin. Its interior is a perfect reflection of the couple's travels. Antiques and... bright and colorful palette creates a playful atmosphere for their two children...."
Color Guide: How to Work With Orange
Orange is the most controversial color in the spectrum, but its warmth and personality can charm almost anyone
"controversial color in the spectrum, but its warmth and personality can charm almost anyone... and in its truest form, it's an equal mix of the two. But it ranges from almost red... tangerine. It's the color of sunsets and tropical fruit, and it is undeniably cheery and... rooms. In its brighter, bolder hues, it is the most controversial color in the spectrum... room. It looks amazing with blue, from navy to turquoise, but it cozies up well with..."
Make Over Your Bedroom With One Wall of Color
Go serene or high energy with a single bedroom wall in a color you love. These 9 rooms show how it's done
"wall in a color you love. These 9 rooms show how it's done... will it lead to being bored of the idea once it's done. We did this in our master... house). It is a wonderful way to add something to a room and makes it feel warm and... painting had colors so similar to the other wall colors that it would have blended in c... strong color or patten behind it makes perfect sense. We use accent wall colors in... result. It was just a little nerve wracking at first with such a bold colour. Now..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Turquoise
"strong on its own and plays well with others... blue, it is not teal (although it is a close cousin) and it is not aqua — it's a... many. It looks great with citrus tones, especially lime. It works with many different... navy, and it is positively lovely with red. It appears often in tropical design from... Pair it with an umber or mustard, and you evoke old Mexico. Put it with gold for... cheerful. It is the ultimate pick-me-up color...."
Color Guide: How to Work With Green
"forest, it's easy to find one that grows on you... sexy color, but it is an uplifting one. The Germanic roots of the word mean "to... If only it were that simple. Green comes in nearly infinite hues, shades and values... green, it helps to decide what we are talking about. Bluish mint is a long way from... Like most colors, they all look good with a crisp white. Greens are almost universally... chrome. It has no windows in it, but still feels bright, cheery and airy. It truly..."
5 Places to Love Corrugated Metal in Your House
It’s budget friendly, versatile and even colorful. Is it any wonder this popular exterior material is making inroads indoors?
"It’s budget friendly, versatile and even colorful. Is it any wonder this popular... Does it echo? It looks like it would. Great ideas for using corrugated metal. In... smell it. More a nightmare. Could you put it on a fireplace or would it get too... limit it. I am not used to it, so just finding it at the local store may not be... detail it so it is easy to change so when it becomes cliché, you can get rid of it..."
Garden Design Essentials: Color
Highly personal and evocative, color influences the mood of gardens in a powerful way. Here's how to make it work for you
"evocative, color influences the mood of gardens in a powerful way. Here's how to make... that any color can fit in a landscape. Color is highly subjective, and since it’s so... power of color. Color intuitively influences our emotions, whether we’re in a soothing... landscape, color plays an equally powerful role. Our color choices can create a garden... from the color wheel — to make color choices that establish a mood, infuse energy or..."
Dare to Decorate With Colorful Upholstery
If a scarlet sofa or royal-blue recliner has your heart singing, here's help to make sure it hits the right notes
"make sure it hits the right notes... doing it for you anymore? Could you, would you, ever fall for a colorful upholstered... taking the colorful road, this is for you. From choosing the right hue and material to... I hope it inspires people to take the leap! White is my favorite color when it comes... with it. Plus considering the secretary color and the rug, I think it would be perfect... " And it's 51 years old. We live in a world full of color, so how fun is it to bring..."
Your Colors: Reconsider Princely Purple
"and Add it to Unexpected Palettes... Prince on it and all of the sudden I wanted to design a room around it. Purple and I... since. It's been more than 25 years, so I think it's time to bring this regal hue back... favorite color combination, and I haven't revisited good old purple (sans pink) since... chance, it sounds gorgeous :) Puple is my favorite color. I use d it as an accent color... cream when it is bought, the new owners want colour! Hate to admit it, but us home stagers..."
DIY Painting Project: A Colorful Front Door
"to make it inviting and energizing for fall... from this colorful season and give your home a fresh new look by painting your door.... love it! @darhas - No, it was not California Poppy - it was a gallon of Oops paint... doing it correctly and to leave me out of it. It isn't finished because I have to... did sand it first but maybe not enough. But it does look better than it did. :-/... I did it red this spring. When we bought, it was white. A few years later, it was..."
Room of the Day: Monet Colors Make a Sunroom Irresistible
Drab-day blues? Not if these cheery colors, overstuffed furniture and natural textures have anything to say about it
"cheery colors, overstuffed furniture and natural textures have anything to say about... Design. “It needed a fresh touch.” The new touches include a Monet-inspired color palette... says. It’s easy to see why this sunporch has become the family’s favorite getaway... and find it dreamy and cozy, but I'm not sure my husband would enjoy it. It's... bright-color loving lady! Would love to see it in winter and wonder if it is brightened..."
Color Guide: How to Work With Light Gray
The hottest new neutral can be cool or warm, formal or casual, and feminine or masculine. Talk about versatile
"sense, but it sure feels like it.) A true neutral gray is a mixture of black and white... neutral. It has replaced beige as the wall color of choice. (I actually don't know if... and warm colors like yellows, pinks and natural woods. But, of course, there are no... called it a mistake. I liked it the and I like it now!! Gray is definitely my fave... about a color I think I am realizing it is the other color present in it. (Yellow Grey..."
7 Spicy Hot Color Palettes to Fire Up a Living Room
Hues on the fiery end of the spectrum can add spark and intensity to living room walls, furniture and accent pieces
"taupe in it. It will look sophisticated and still give you a touch of the color you... vibrant color. If you are flirting with the idea of painting your walls a bold color... dose of color that feels fun instead of stress inducing. Another option is to use... followed by color and material palettes inspired by each design.... called Color911. ( find out more about it at Color911.com) You can create your own palette..."