Tia's "Color Explosion" Room

Room for Color Contest


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Chesapeake, VA
Inspiration for my palette:
I knew when I moved into my apartment that I would paint. That was actually one of the selling points for me while apartment hunting. Pink has always been my favorite color, and I mean "pink pink" like fuchsia. I knew painting all of the walls would be a bit much so I decided to just paint an accent wall. After deciding on pink I just added a few other bright colors I thought would go well with it.
Colors used in my room
Pink, purple, yellow, gray, and a hint of turquoise.
Tips for using color successfully
Don't be afraid to use color. If you have a color - especially a bold color, say lime green - and aren't sure about painting a whole room that color, start off with an accent wall and go from there. And don't be afraid to break the rules either. For example the 80:20 rule says you should use 80% neutrals and 20% high color. I say do what you like and do what feels right, and who wants to do math anyway???
Color Explosion

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When Dabney's not writing around here, she's digging through other people's attics for fun and interesting stuff, or running around with her bloodhound Friday. Originally from the East Coast, she's still shocked to find herself living in Missouri.