Earlier this month, you met some homeowners in need of a color boost: Color-lovers Priya and Jamie wanted to finally commit to a hue, parents Sarah and Sam wanted to brighten up their always-active living room, and Bonnie, whose boyfriend was just about to move in, wanted to turn her bedroom into something they'd both love. Enter Maxwell and Glidden® paint: With a little guidance — and the awesome Color Visualizer on Glidden.com — everyone took a big step in a bolder direction. And you can, too.
Priya and Jamie wanted their living room to pop: mission accomplished! They also wanted to make their dining and living rooms feel more connected, which is why a warm, bold choice like Ripe Apricot is the perfect one-two punch of color. To get the same effect, go for a saturated color with a cozy undertone—not only will it amp up your space's energy, but it'll also unify your layout and make your architectural accents shine. Hello, fireplace!
It's no surprise that a little blue made a big difference for Sarah and Sam: When you want to create a bright, vibrant space without sacrificing lightness, a cool color like their Sweet Baby Boy is just the ticket. Try a mellow hue like this — unobtrusive, yet full of depth and character — in that room that needs just a little extra something.
Bonnie's old bedroom was yawn-inducing (and not in a good way), but one wall of Stormy Night changed all that. If you're looking to add some drama to your bedtime routine, follow her lead: One dark accent wall will go a long way and, believe it or not, will actually make your boudoir feel brighter. (An inky blue-black provides impact without too much energy—you still want your bedroom to feel calm.) Refresh your other three walls with a bright neutral, like Bonnie's Antique White, to balance everything out.