Sparse white walls are the perfect canvas for a lineup of large, candy-colored spots. Use a template to paint dots directly on the walls, or opt for peel-and-stick wall decals.
In a bedroom in which traditional wooden hues dominate the decor, this punchy plastic chair adds a much-needed modern touch.
Let lively textiles determine the colors in a room. The tangerine paint on this bed, for instance, was matched from an orange in the vibrant bouquet of the bedding.
Stuck with a gray, rainy day? Never fear. With green at your windows, you can create a vision of lush, sunny groves whatever the weather. Choose a light-filtering (not light-blocking) fabric and coordinate with nature-inspired upholstery, like a chair, to make the indoors feel outdoor fresh.
Imagine smiling every time you approached your bedroom: That's what painting the exterior doors a sunny yellow can do.
The only vivid hues in this otherwise brown and beige bedroom belong to the fiesta-colored party banners and garland. They're super-affordable ways to add whimsical Southwest style to your living space.
Don't be shy about choosing a super-saturated accent wall for a room filled with accessories in similarly bright colors and bold patterns.
Unapologetic shades of yellow and orange energize a bedroom that's rooted in blacks and browns.
Like a second headboard, this tangerine wall anchors the bedroom's juicy color palette.
Brass would have been a natural fit for these classic bed posters, but bright yellow offers an unexpected twist on the traditional.
When crisp white dominates your bedroom decor, choosing a bold solid for an accent pillow, throw blanket, and area rug can pack a colorful punch.
Shades of gray may dominate the overall palette in this contemporary sleeping space, but hints of sweet chartreuse break up that potentially heavy look.
Rich and romantic, this bedroom's creamy palette gets a playful pop from a bright orange pillow.
Don't be afraid to layer on neighboring colors from the color wheel when decorating your bedroom: Royal and navy blues are fun when paired in large doses like this.
Take a cue from kids' decor, and opt for colorful laminate furniture, poppy accessories, and crayon-hued walls.
In decorating, as in makeup, emphasizing just one single feature can be the most dramatic choice. Against a backdrop of browns, this red quilt looks stunning.
If you know you're going to have lots of accessories surrounding your headboard, choose containers to house them in a single color: It will keep the space from looking cluttered and break up any heavy-looking blocks of other color.
Even color-phobes can commit to letting the brightest hue in the bedroom be found in the mats surrounding muted artwork.
Should toddlers have all the fun of a candy-colored sleeping space? We won't judge if your answer is no.
June 30, 2011 2:35 PM
I wonder if I could be brave enough to paint doors a bright yellow like #3 ... I love love it.
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