What inspired you to use color? I just bought my first house and this is what I've done so far (my living room actually is still empty, haha). I'm inspired by bold prints and graphics, contrasting colors and everyday objects -- I designed my guest bedroom around the colors in bamboo and my loft around a cool vase, etc. Since I'm always on a budget, if I can't afford to buy what I like then I'll make it myself instead (I made all the artwork and the headboards myself). This helps me to save money AND give my spaces a custom and colorful look.
Color Tip: If you can't paint your walls, use bold accessories and artwork to add color to your space, and be creative -- for instance, fill a glass vase with fruit or seashells or pretty rocks instead of flowers. Also, if you want to use different colors without your place looking like a circus, use certain finishes and colors as neutrals to balance your colors - I use black, white, grey, glass, and chrome in each space to do this. Finally, add a houseplant! It'll brighten any space and give it life.
Colors Used: Sherwin Williams: Lime Rickey, Overt Green, Gecko (Guest Bedroom) and Real Red (Dining and Master Bedroom). Behr: Summer Citrus (Loft) and Irish Mist (Kitchen)
Fall Colors Introduction -------------------------------
Welcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...
1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide
The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.
2. Voting Phase - you vote till you drop
Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.