The Art Of Going Bold In Every Room

The Art Of Going Bold In Every Room

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Sarah Rae Smith
May 20, 2009
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Bright and bold colors can be beautiful, even when they are used in every room of your home. Eve Trombley has accomplished the task quite well and although her walls are packed with a punch, her spaces still feel pulled together and inviting. Click through the jump to see more of Eve's multi-colored abode and pick up a few of our favorite tips for working with loads of color, without making your home look like a circus!

Bright and bold colors have two best friends. White and more bright colors! Many times the hardest part of using bright colors (albeit on the walls or in your accessories) is to weed out the middle area.

For example, a few bright colors when balanced with a handful neutrals, makes for a fantastic space. Like wise, as Eve has done, pushing your color over the top and incorporating more into your rooms, with patterns and textures works out beautifully. But that middle ground where some color is used, whether it's more than a little, but less than a lot, can leave a room feeling unfinished or troublesome. Like Yoda once said, "Do or do not. There is no try."

Here's a few of our favorite links to get you started:

  • Go Bold or Go Home: Living Room Makeovers by Run4istRun
  • Color Tip: Paint an Unexpected Accent Area
  • Color Tip: Paint the Entryway
  • House Tour: Kim's One Room at a Time
  • House Tour: Beth's Photogenic Home

    Thanks Eve!

    (Images: Eve Trombley)

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