It's no secret that here at Apartment Therapy, we love color. But comitting to colors, especially bright colors, in your decor can be a little intimidating. These four short videos, from Apartment Therapy's Color Cure, are an introduction to a whole new way of thinking about color. Armed with Maxwell's sage advice about using color in the home, you can go forth and decorate boldly.
First up: an introduction to color families, plus all kinds of ideas for where to look for color inspiration, including a few you might not have though of (like the inside of a watermelon).
A short discussion of warm and cool colors, plus where and how to use them.
But how much color is too much color? What if you want to use bright colors without overwhelming a room? That's where the 80/20 rule comes in.
Not ready for a big commitment yet? That's okay. If you can't or don't want to commit to color on walls and furniture, you can still add color to a room with these tips on easily changeable color.
(Images: Top Left: Katie's Hillside Bungalow, Top Right: Kirsten's Bluebird of Happiness House, Bottom Left: Emily & Ian's Mod and Musical Space, Bottom Right: Jenika's Uninterrupted Flow)