I recently showed what a cute little blue house would look like in three different exterior color palettes. This week, we look at a handful of palettes on a recently renovated ranch-style home in Austin, Texas. The homeowner wanted to make her house stand out against a sea of white and tan homes in the neighborhood, and having a bold-hued front door was also of upmost importance. Check out four renderings of potential palettes, as well as the final, winning scheme.
When it comes to color, I’m a middle of the road person. While I admire people who go for the gusto with four walls of bright, bold color, I’m more in tune with moderated uses. Accent walls deliver a robust dose of color with less work, more flexibility and require slightly less color confidence. In other words, they’re perfect for lazy, timid, commitment phobes like me.
I rounded up twenty rooms to inspire readers who are looking to incorporate more color in a room, but who aren’t quite ready to take the 4-wall plunge. As you can see, wallpaper is as effective as paint in adding color and pattern on an accent wall and walls with paint treatments like stripes and chevron equal more than the sum of their parts.(McBride)
(Images credited in the original posts)
McBride, Carrie. “Accentuate the Positive: 20 Colorful Accent Walls.” ohdeedoh. Apartment Therapy , 15 Nov. 2011. Web. 15 Nov. 2011. <http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/color/accentuate-the-positive-adding-color-with-accent-walls-160212>.