Have you ever perused the paint aisles at your local home improvement store, and found yourself wondering who in the world was using those bright, intense colors? I know I have. They’re the vivid hues that are undeniably beautiful in their own right, but seem unfit for the home. August is dedicated to color here at The Glamorous Housewife. In the past, I’ve talked about the color wheel, and given some tips for putting together your own palettes. Today I want to do something a little different – focusing on those who fearlessly took those eye-catching colors, and did some amazing things. Here are some examples of bold color home design.
Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always felt that if you’re going to go bold with color, the kitchen is the place to do it. I think the designers of this kitchen must feel the same way. Accompanied with a medium stained wood, the space has an undeniable 1970’s tone. The introduction of a stainless steel countertop, appliances, and additional items helps to give it a more modern look.
Many of us would wince at the thought of a lime green walls, but this living room deserves a round of applause. White seating and charcoal gray furniture and flooring help to neutralize the striking hue, keepings it from becoming too overwhelming.
This room features similar shades of gray on the walls, in the upholstery, and even the floor. To keep the room from seeming too dull, bright pillows and light fixtures have been added. The painting behind the couch introduces a range of colors, all working well within the color palette. Lastly, the hot pink coffee table adds energy which may feel out of place if it weren’t for the neutral setting.
Any child would be thrilled to call this room their own. Adding pops of red, yellow, and orange to mundane items such as shelving and chairs give this bedroom fun and youthful character. The remainder of the room is much like a clean, white canvas – perfect for transitioning from childhood to young adulthood over the years.
We’ve seen spaces that utilize color to create a fun and whimsical atmosphere, but it can also result in a space that radiates drama and glamour. This purple accent walls has an earthy tone, and looks lovely alongside green lamps and white bedside tables. Both the light fixture and bedding adds to the earthiness of this unique color.The outcome is a minimally decorated bedroom, that still feels stylish and adult.
I’ve said in the past that upholstery should be considered when creating a color palette. This room proves that it’s not only walls that can be daring. Set against a beautiful blue backdrop, this lovely green couch absolutely steals the show. It’s clear that the spotlight of this room’s palette is this shade of green, and the remaining colors were carefully chosen to complement it.
This was written by Domestic Design expert, Adrienne Breedlove. Be sure to visit her on her blog, ScribblyDoodles.com