You Need to Try This Unexpectedly Edge-y Way to Add a Pop of Color

You Need to Try This Unexpectedly Edge-y Way to Add a Pop of Color

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Taryn Williford
Sep 10, 2015
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For anyone out there who's a fan of coloring outside the lines – both literally and figuratively – here's an unexpected paint job: Paint just the edge. It's a simple project you can knock out in a weekend, just look for a short side of... something that could use a pop of color. Here are our ideas:

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Paint the Edge of a Door

Like a hidden tattoo, this edgy paint job is only seen when you want it to be. But you've got to love what it does to both colorful and neutral rooms, like the vibrant scene at top from the September issue of Good Housekeeping and the neon green accent in Jen & Nate's Upcycled Mix.

(Image credit: Claire Zinnecker)

Paint the Edge of a Canvas

If you have any wrapped canvas pieces in your home, tie them together with a shared edge detail (bonus points if you match an accent wall, like in the Instagram photo above from Claire Zinnecker, taken in the Shanghai Art District).

(Image credit: At Home in Love)
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Paint the Edge of a Shelf

Go subtle, with a color close to the shade of your wood shelf (like the metallic gold shelf from At Home in Love), or crazy, with a pop of the brightest neon pink you can find (as in Silke Neumann's Berlin home, from Freunde von Freunden).

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

...or Anything Else!

No surface is safe. Try it on something big like the edge of a desk, or something small like a cutting board (as they did over on A Beautiful Mess).

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