Designing With Color From Design Star Challenge 5

Color is one of design's most powerful tools, and the challenge for our remaining four contestants is to demonstrate their understanding of color and how to employ it most effectively in a studio apartment.

Use Area Rugs for Definition

Another path that could have given the walls some dimension would have been painting horizontal or vertical stripes in a gloss finish over the same pale yellow matte wall surface. Balancing the walls with some items that provided contrast would have also created some visual interest in the space. Some dark brown candlesticks and accessories, a few black ceramic pots or some graphic green plants would have given the room something that "popped" rather than kept the feeling more on the bland and monotonous side of things.

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