And so, another colorful contest draws to a close. After a month filled with rooms from around the globe, thousands and thousands of votes and big buckets of inspiration, you've chosen the winners. The voters have spoken...
...and the national Grand Prize Winner is Monica's "Zest for Life" Room !
Monica's living room was inspired by her own photos of women in LA and the films of Pedro Almodovar, both of which are filled to the brim with life and color. Her palette is an very joyful one, embracing soft blues, hot pinks and oranges and plenty of sunny, lemony yellow, balanced with crisp white accents. But, what makes this room really work is that it's not just about the color; liberal does of pattern are at play here too, along with a just slightly shifted sense of symmetry to keep things interesting. Brava, Monica!
See Monica's full entry for more glimpses of the prize-winning room.
And, our International winner is Katharina's Modern Pastels!
Light, bright and completely on point with how people are doing pastels this time around, Katharina's bedroom is both restful and joyful. With nods to all sorts of current interior favorites including a menswear gray upholstered headboard, modern geometric patterns and metallic accents, this room is right on the nose for a stylish space, circa NOW. The takeaway design lesson here? To make your own color mix sing, add one slightly surprising note, like the bright red-orange pillow in a sea of candy colored pastels.
Visit Katharina's full entry for a more of her modern style.
Finally, hearty congrats to our three national division winners:
Big thanks to everyone who made Room for Color 2014 so much fun, from our wonderful sponsor, Chip It by Sherwin-Williams to our prize partner Fab to all the entrants and each and every voter - we love seeing which rooms you love!