10 New Must-See Room for Color Entries: Week Three

10 New Must-See Room for Color Entries: Week Three

Janel Laban
Nov 10, 2011

We just passed the "100 entries posted" mark in the Room for Color 2011 contest, which means there are plenty of beautiful rooms to explore and lots of entrants vying for your votes. And, you can be generous - choose as many as you like as favorites during this initial round. Click through for the new movers and shakers in the competition for Week Three and vote away...

• Seattle, Washington
• Color Tips: If you want to use bright, rich, non-neutral colors, pick something a little off from the standard. For example: If you want red, try a brick or terracotta, if you want blue try one a little more aqua or periwinkle, if you want green try one a little chartreuse or sage. I think not hitting colors right on the crayon interpretation lets a space look more sophisticated, while still being able to bring in strong colors.

• Astoria, New York
• Color Tips: Don't be afraid to go bold--with paint, patterns, textures, and accessories. Before we painted this room, it was the off-white color the landlord chose. It just felt like a room full of colorful stuff, but it feels more cohesive now.

• Chicago, Illinois
• Color Tips: Don't be afraid to use color in the form of patterns, like stripes or chevron!

Laurence & Beth
• Chicago, Illinois
• Color Tips: We like to use the same color in an intense, mid and pale shade and then add a wall or two of something completely opposite.

• Austin, Texas
• Color Tips: There are no rules other than to decorate with colors and things YOU love. The most wonderful homes to me are those that are happy, comfortable and reflect the personalities of the dwellers within. Make yourself and your family happy; everything else is just for show.

• Chattanooga, Tennessee
• Color Tips: Don't play it safe! the great thing about paint is you can change it up if it doesn't work!

• Copenhagen, Denmark
• Color Tips: We find that a calm base makes it easier to add color. We live at the top-floor of the building and have lots and lots of natural light. That gives us the freedom to use both a woodsy furniture base (which we love), as well as using darker colors, without the room appearing dark or crammed.

• Poway, California
• Color Tips: For a punch of color, the best advice I can give is to don't over use it. Adding lots of whites really showcases the main color. I always use at least 3 colors in one room, either with accessories, furniture or paint, it gives the room more depth and interest.

• Los Angeles, California
• Color Tips: Go Bold... You'll rarely regret it and if you do, you can change it.

• Schaghticoke, New York
• Color Tips: I read recently here on Apartment Therapy the suggestion of using colors of similar saturations, and that is certainly helpful. I also like to use a lot of complementary color schemes (ie: tangerine and teal in this room) to create some visual drama.

Week One: Must-See Room for Color Entries
Week Two: 10 New Must-See Room for Color Entries

Visit the "all entries" page to see all of the rooms so far and give a few of your favorites the thumbs up: ALL ENTRIES - ROOM FOR COLOR 2011

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