We're so excited - Room for Color 2012 is finally here! The Room for Color contest is our annual celebration of beautiful rooms where the stylish use of color is key. This year, it's organized around the type of palette used - warm, cool, light or dark. All sizes and types of rooms are welcome, just choose the one space in your home that best shows off your color savvy and enter today
To enter, you'll need 5 (great!) photos of your colorful room.
• Each of the four national division Finalists will receive a $1,000 gift card from Thrive Home Furnishings and a $200 gift card from Sherwin-Williams. The Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of each Finalist Prize package is $1,200.
• The national Grand Prize winner will receive, in addition to the Finalist Prize Package, an additional $1,000 gift card from Thrive Home Furnishings. The ARV of the Grand Prize Package is $1,000, exclusive of the ARV of the Finalist Prize package.
• The International division favorite will receive a certificate of recognition and a collection of signed Apartment Therapy books
WARM: Rooms featuring a dominant warm color palette (reds, pinks, oranges, yellows, rust, magenta)
COOL: Rooms featuring a dominant cool color palette (blues, greens, purples, silver, turquoise)
LIGHT: Rooms featuring a dominant pale palette (whites, pastels, light grays, cream, taupe)
DARK: Rooms featuring a dominant deep palette (blacks, charcoal, plum, navy, hunter, chocolate)
INTERNATIONAL: All non-US entries
9/24 -- Submission Forms open.
10/1 -- Selected entries will begin to be posted. Readers may respond by choosing their favorite entries. Readers may mark as many entries as they like as favorites during this period. Readers may mark each entry as a favorite only once.
10/17 -- Submission form will close and no entries will be accepted after 23:59:59 EST.
10/29 -- The initial round of selecting favorites will close at 12:00:00 (noon) EST. Reader favorite feedback on the entries will be tallied and the entry determined to be the top reader favorite in each division will move on to the final vote where the grand prize winner will be determined.
10/30 -- The final round featuring the 4 division finalists will be open for voting and will continue through 15:00 EST on 10/31.
10/31 -- Voting in the final round will cease at at 15:00:00 EST and a Grand Prize Winner will be determined and announced.
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(Image: Jackie's "Modern Plumage" Room)