4 DIY Color Block Ideas

4 DIY Color Block Ideas

Adrienne Breaux
Feb 28, 2011

Color block patterns are on our minds lately and we think it might have to do with the impending spring and summer seasons and our desire to splash color on just about every surface of our home. Luckily we've come across some DIY ideas for this trend so we don't have to spend a lot incorporating it.

There’s also the fact that color blocking is, inherently, super modern and geometrically cool. Color block patterns are a way to bring in lots of color without it looking too overwhelming, cutesy or busy. You can do it on any sized scale you’re comfortable with, and you can totally customize it to any color palette you already have or want to have. What’s not to love?! Five ways to bring color blocking into your home and do it yourself:

1) Vertical surfaces Walls, kitchen cabinets and window treatments are all fair game when it comes to incorporating a little color block. We have such a big crush on the treatment seen in this Ohdeedoh post; it's so doable and affordable! And this eHow article has information on how to do a little color blocking yourself.

2) Furniture There are lots of color block furniture pieces out there for your inspiration. We’re not suggesting you copy, but certainly you could get some ideas like painting the backs of shelves in different colors, or painting doors different colors to create that color block look.

3) Accessories Lots of fun accessories for color-block inspiration exist for purchase, but if you’re crafty, why not take existing accessories or affordable accessories you find and transform them into color block patterns? We’re finding inspiration with these CB2 colored balls.

4) Horizontal surfaces Adapting a cool DIY rug project could make an affordable color block rug seem doable. Posts like How To Make a Block Print Rug Using a Welcome Mat, Painting a Carpet and Paint Your Own Rug have lots of tips and instructions.

Images: 1: Paul Bardagjy, 2: Tetrad Flat Shelving, 3: CB2 , 4: Jane Doyle Rugs, 5: Ohdeedoh

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