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Surprising Places to Use Color

March 05, 2019

Say hello to brilliant hues that add personality and bring an unexpected splash of color to these 20 rooms.

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Photo: Annie Schlechter. From: HGTV Magazine.

Refined Preppy

The trick in this space is to look up. Coral pink paint highlights the octagon-shaped recessed ceiling, where an antique wrought iron chandelier creates a shadowy-meets-bright juxtaposition. The navy blue cabinets and honed Carrara marble countertops paired with back-from-the-past brass hardware deliver a tailored yet family-friendly atmosphere.

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Photo: Caitlin Murray. From: Caitlin Murray.

Craftsman With an Edge

Throw seriousness out the window and have a little fun. The architectural elements - wood ceiling beams, moldings and built-in benches - receive a daring purple paint application. However, the rest of the room doesn't shy away from the challenge. Bold floral wallpaper, a crushed blue velvet sofa and a mid-century modern chandelier confidently enhance the over-the-top style.

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Photo: Dylan Chandler. From: m monroe design.

To Each Their Own

Using color for organizing is design worthy and helpful for young and old alike. Different yet coordinating shades of blue and gray define the cubbies and give each family member a separate hue. The open storage ensures everyone has a place to drop bags, jackets and shoes as they come in the door.

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Photo: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International. From: Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates.

Recasting an Opening

Instead of a typical paned window, opt for a color-filled stained glass one. This rustic eclectic hallway is a cornucopia of patterns and textures, which are only highlighted by the filtered light pouring through the floral stained glass set in a rich wood casing.

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