15 Color-Blocked Rooms Inspired by Taylor Swift's Grammys Look
We can't get enough of Taylor's color-blocked Grammys outfit.
If you missed the 58th annual Grammy Awards last night, then you missed Taylor Swift's killer Atelier Versace outfit — a coral crop top paired with a cheeky hot-pink skirt. Plus, she sported a brand-new bob that social media just couldn't handle. Taylor walked in with BFF Selena Gomez and walked out with three awards. That sounds like a pretty solid night in my book.
While people talk about her hair, I'm most enamored with that two-piece Versace outfit and its color-blocking perfection. I found 15 rooms that wear the look just as well as my girl. What do you think?
Color Blocking in Designer Spaces
Color-Blocked Drapes in Modern Bedroom
In the master bedroom, color-blocked drapes have a strong personality that's softened by playful art. The color combination carries over from the window treatment to the walls, lending incredible structure and visual interest to the design.
Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design
Cheerful and Bright Yellow Modern Teen Bedroom
A unique, eye-catching textured wall and ceiling treatment adds cheery yellow color to this teen bedroom. Crisp white bedding and furniture provide welcome contrast and balance to the modern space.
Modern Kitchen With Orange Accent Wall and Pendant Lights
A sleek white countertop and soft gray cabinets line this modern kitchen while contemporary orange pendant lights complement a colorful accent wall. Both the living and dining spaces are visible from the kitchen making entertaining easy.
Colorful Carpet Tiles in Kitchen
Instead of searching endlessly for the perfect area rug, create your own colorful look with carpet tiles. You can achieve a big look on a small budget by going modular; just six FLOR® tiles can make a roughly 3’ x 5’ rug or a narrow 10-foot runner, and the individual tiles can cost as little as $8 apiece. Shown is the FLOR style House Pet, which comes in a rainbow of hues and can stand up to heavy foot traffic.
Modern Gray Dining Room Boasts Bold Accents
Matte gray walls, a clean-lined dining table and sleek dining chairs create a modern aesthetic in this dining room. Striking red artwork and blue-lighted shelves add bold bursts of color to the space, and a traditional chandelier adds an unexpected touch of elegance.
Bright Yellow Playroom with Kid-Friendly Furniture
A bright yellow accent wall, green sofa, and blue chairs sets a fun and imaginative tone for this modern, colorful playroom. Gray carpet tiles are a kid-friendly alternative that are easy to clean and replace. The kids' drawings are framed and hung on the wall as the highlights of this play place.
John Granen Photography
Chic Girl’s Room in Shades of Blue
The clients, 10-year-old twins, helped designer Alisha Gwen create the fun shape of this custom, blue velvet-clad headboard. In the space, the girls’ favorite hues of blue and purple inspired the palette. Layered patterns and fun furnishings mix to form a tranquil bedroom with equal parts whimsy, function and style.
Modern Kitchen With Retro-Inspired Rainbow Cabinets
Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri updated this home with a modern, chic look while complementing the homeowner's desired retro design in this multi-colored kitchen. Contemporary cabinets in each shade of the rainbow provide updated bursts of color with a vintage feel.
Make DIY Contemporary Art
Brilliant strokes of pink in this painting create high-contrast drama against pure white walls and credenza in this space designed by Tara Benet. Grab a canvas and some brightly-hued leftover paint and create this look at home.
Add Stripes to a Staircase
Revamp a Yard Sale Dresser
Give a yard sale dresser a brand new look (and cover up imperfections) with just a little bit of paint. Clean up the drawers, then set them aside and paint the hardware, top and sides with one hue. Get the full how-to from HGTV Magazine.
Paint Thrift Store Candlesticks
Bring dated or tarnished gold candlesticks up-to-date, easily, by adding a coat of paint. For a thoroughly modern look, add candles in same hue as your paint like HGTV Magazine did here.
Create a Faux Stair Runner
Give a plain white staircase a whole new personality by creating a faux runner. Paint the outer edges, add stripes and stamp Xs and Os on the risers for a new, whimsical look. Get the full how-to at DIYNetwork.com.
Upgrade Bamboo Furniture
If you've opened a design magazine lately, you know that painted bamboo furniture pieces are experiencing a resurgence. Transform a cheap Craigslist find into a high-end designer piece with just a coat of high-gloss paint and new indoor-outdoor fabric. Design by Kristin Fountain Davis
Paint the Front Door
It takes less paint than you think to add a new hue to your home's front door. As seen in HGTV Magazine, this classic home's entry is electrified with a high-voltage green (Feel the Energy by Benjamin Moore). See the rest of this colorful home.
Paint the China Cabinet Shelves
Turn a basic glass-front cabinet into a colorful accent by painting the inside back and shelves. Here, white dishes pop agaist the new soft pink hue. For a similar look, try Cool Melon by Behr. See the rest of this colorful home featured in HGTV Magazine.
Make Quick Painted Animal Bookends
A brick and a pair of toy animals look impossibly high-end when glued together and painted in one bright hue. Use these colorful, fun pieces to dress up your bookshelves.
Give Basic Pots a Modern Touch
Turn plain terra-cotta pots into a unique home for houseplants with just a little paint. Use plain white as the base, then fit the pot with a rubber band to easily tape off the asymetrical section. Then, add a bright, fun hue.
Embellish a Lamp Base
Take a cue from this project featured in HGTV Magazine and dress up a basic lamp with fun polka dots. This project uses gold leaf, but you could create a similar look using paint and a stippling brush.
Turn Hula Hoops Into A Chandelier
Oh, the miracle of paint. A coat of a shiny hue can turn basic dollar-store hula hoops into a stylish chandelier. See how Secrets From a Stylist host Emily Henderson did it.
Milk Bottle Makeover
Cover clean bottles with a spray primer that works on glass; let dry. Then spray-paint the bottles and just inside the tops with vibrantly-colored paint. See more flea market flips from HGTV Magazine.
This set of nesting tables turns playful when you spruce it up with eye-catching paint colors. If your tables have lots of nicks or aren't in great condition, sand them first. See more flea market flips from HGTV Magazine.
Paint a Chair's Spindles
With just a little bit of leftover paint (even a sample size will do!) adorn a dining chair's spindles with a rainbow of bright colors. Get the full instructions from HGTV Magazine.
Paint Inside Your Drawers
Add an unexpected splash of color to the inside of your vanity, dresser or nightstand drawers by painting them a bold hue, like this shade of vibrant yellow. Design by Gregg De Meza, Jennifer Gustafson and Michelle Nelson of De Meza Architecture + Interiors
Paint the Mailbox Flag
Add instant curb appeal with a quick and easy mailbox update for less than $20. Design blogger Erin Loechner painted the traditional red flag a vibrant yellow. Modern letter decals and a simple metal post complete the look.
Dip your toe into the the dip-dying trend with this simple, budget-friendly accent. Design blogger Erin Loechner faked the color-blocked look by taping off the same amount of each leg and painting it bright white.
Make Painted Utensils
Add a personal touch to basic bamboo utensils by dipping them in your favorite hue. To make them gift-worthy, gradually add white paint to the base hue as you dip for an ombre effect.