Are You Afraid of Color?

Are You Afraid of Color?

Kristen Lubbe
Oct 5, 2009

We all are noticing the amazing Color Contest 2009 submissions we're receiving here at Apartment Therapy. We love color and have pops of color all throughout our home. We never shy away from it and wonder if other people are the same.

We recently re-painted and re-upholstered a chair that we found at a thrift store. It was the deal of the century (for us)- Chair: $2, Spray Paint: $3, IKEA Pillow Cover: $6, Grand Total: $11. The money was the easy part, the hard part was deciding on what color to paint the chair. Luckily, we both agreed right away that we wanted it to be bright with a graphic cushion. We love the outcome and we usually do this sort of thing and just sell the items. This time we plan on keeping it because of the bright color.

This project made me wonder if most people are keen on the idea of bright colors in their home. Using bright colors as accents (like our chair) is one of the easiest ways to incorporate color into a room. Even though we would have no problem painting an entire wall in a vibrant color.

Are you afraid of color in your home?

(Images: Cate & Roshen's "Maharaja Garden" Guest Bedroom, Kristen Lubbe)

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