Color is one of our favorite ways to bring personality and a focal point into a space in your home. We love the way that unexpected uses of color can really speak to your personal style and set your home apart! We’ve rounded up a few decorating ideas that bring color into your space.
1. DON’T FORGET THE WAINSCOTING
In the office space below, we love the way that wainscoting in just a shade darker than the wall color adds drama, without being too busy. Crisp white wainscoting is a beautiful accent to traditional homes, but we love the way this bright shade of turquoise feels youthful but sophisticated.
2. ADD COLOR TO A FURNITURE PIECE
Bold paint choices aren’t restricted to walls, why not jazz up an old furniture piece that you may have fallen out of love with in a happy ocean blue? In this bedroom, yellow walls are accented with pops of aqua.
3. UP THE COLOR
Don’t just think side to side; consider adding color up — on the ceiling! In this bedroom, a dark brown was chosen for the ceiling, and it really helps the crown moulding stand out. Darker colors on the ceiling create a warm and cozy feel in a space, perfect for a bedroom.
4. CREATE PATTERN WITH MOULDING AND PAINT
In the gorgeous space above, you can see how concentric squares of moulding were used to create a pattern in blue and white. This adds a graphic touch to a room and brings an edginess to a traditional space.
5. OPEN THE DOOR TO COLOR
Committing to painting a room a bold color can seem intimidating, especially if your space has huge planes of wall! Doors are a great way to bring a touch of color without committing to a large swath of wall in a bold color. In the room above, a lighter shade of green was chosen for the walls while a bolder hue accents the doors.
6. USE A HALLWAY AS A BLANK CANVAS
A brightly hued hallway is a great way to bring color to the rooms surrounding it, as you’ll be able to glimpse peeks of a bright color, like this warm ocher in small doses.
7. TWO-TONE MOULDINGS
We love the idea of blending moulding colors in a space, as this entryway does. It has crisp white moulding around the doorways and for the picture moulding, but the crown moulding gets a special treatment in moody black. This is also a great way to visually link moulding that may intersect from other rooms. For example, the staircase has black railings which descend from the downstairs, but the other rooms on the lower level have white moulding. By lending the same dark treatment to the crown moulding in the entryway, it links the upstairs treatment to the downstairs.
8. ACCENT YOUR WINDOWS
We’ve covered moulding, doors, and ceilings, but have you ever thought about giving your window muntin a bold splash of color? In this room, you can see that the windows have a rich mauve color, adding a gorgeous accent to an often-neglected area of the home. Now you really have a reason to draw back the curtains!