Colorful CottageEclectic Entry, Los Angeles
Photos by Stephanie Wiley Photography
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12. Paint a blackboard wall. Got a spare wall you don’t know how to decorate? Transform it into an art station by adding a coat of blackboard paint. If your wall isn’t flat, you’ll need to clad it with some exterior plywood and add a sealant along the edges. Alternatively, hang a framed blackboard, as these homeowners have done. The seat below provides a kneeling spot for little ones to reach their art board above.
If you're looking to take your house exterior fun and edgy, try a dark main color with a fun burst of color on the front door. Here is Kendall Charcoal HC-166 for the main field color and Cool Aqua 2056-40 on the front door, both by Benjamin Moore. Dark colors look great with chartreuse and emerald landscape colors.
1. Create a mini room. Here a bench with cheery outdoor pillows, a hanging paper lantern and a framed chalkboard combine to turn a plain entrance into a sitting space all its own — all without breaking the bank. Mix and match furniture to suit your home's architecture and style.
When putting together your palette, think about everything that is in sight while you're sitting on your patio — for example, the door. Doors are unique places to add a hot splash of color, and they can completely change the look and feel of its surroundings. Accessorize nearby furnishings with throw pillows in similar colors to tie the space together.
Find Your Color StyleWe can learn volumes about color through observation and experience. When you visit a public garden, shop at local nurseries or take a tour here on Houzz, notice which colors please your eyes.It is clear that Tiffany blue makes the owner of this cottage very happy. That's the power of color.More:The Stories Colors TellPotted Plants Perk Up the Streets of Coastal France