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These Photos Will Inspire You to Experiment with Color

Add vibrant touches to your space without overdoing it

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Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions (Main Photo)

Is your space looking a little bland? Do you need a little color in your life? Perhaps your home needs a splash of color to brighten it up. Adding color, whether through painting walls or adding accessories, can liven up any room.


However, before you make a Pollock painting out of your home, you may want to plan how you'll execute it. You don't need to hire a group of workers to come in and paint every wall in your house nor buy decor pieces in every shade and hue. There are subtle ways you can add that dab of color without going overboard. We're sure you've mastered some of these tips, too:

Paint a captivating accent wall.


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Before buying cans of paint and covering every blank surface, try going for an accent wall instead. This is an easy upgrade you can work on without having to nosedive to a complete color change. It's also a great way to test out a color before committing to it completely. 

Keep in mind, though, that when painting an accent wall; make sure to find the natural focal point of the room. Stay clear from walls with windows or doors; if painted with a dark color, it can create a bright light effect and become too glaring for the eyes. When painting in a living room or bedroom, paint the wall where your furniture will go to anchor your sofa or bed.

Add it in the details.


If you want an option that’s a little more subtle, you can accessorize with color. Get colored hand towels and bath mats for your bathroom or switch up a pair of pillowcases or add a throw in a certain shade. 

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It’s all about placing touches of it here and there. You can even do small details like adding a bowl of bright yellow lemons to your kitchen or simply hanging some lively art. Any touch of color will do.

Invest in accent furniture.


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Depending on the style of your room, you can also get a particular furniture piece in a striking color. If you have a tropical-inspired room, why not put in a moss green armchair? If your style is more modern, you can add a daring red table or a millennial pink sofa. As long as the color you choose will go well with the entire look, you’re on the right track. You can even try painting the legs of your wooden furniture as a DIY project. If your budget allows, you can also invest in a customized piece. 

Maintain the element of surprise.


A fun way to add color in your home is to add it where no one would expect it. It can be a small detail or something big; the purpose is to draw the eye. Try painting the back of a door, adding a funky lampshade, or even fun-colored accessories. As long as it won’t be an eyesore and will blend in the room perfectly, you’re doing it right.

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