43 of Our Most Colorful Before and Afters Ever, in Every Hue of the RainbowHome Projects
Journey with us through ROYGBIV to see our favorite, most colorful room makeovers.
Jul 5, 2022

It's time to brighten things up! This month, we're showing you the best ways to inject more color into your home and life. From paint color combos to vibrant house tours to hue-filled DIYs, explore this year’s hottest (and coolest) color ideas below.

Basically Every Inch of This Apartment Is an Explosion of Color and PatternTours
“I started painting murals because I couldn’t afford the wallpaper I wanted. Once I realized that I could paint anything I wanted, I went crazy with color. Over the past few years, I’ve added murals to almost every room.”
Renters Transformed This 100-Year-Old House With Lots of Color and ArtTours
Lydia and Matt rent this Echo Park house for $3,600 a month and have packed it with color, art, plants, and personality.
This New Build’s Bold Transformation Started with One Perfect Pink ColorTours
New builds can be pretty characterless, but Kate used color and texture to add style to her small UK home. “All you need is a bit of imagination and want to give things a try.”
A NYC Studio Is "If Barbra Streisand, J.Lo & the Dalai Lama Were in a Thruple"Tours
Impressively, there are five different paint colors in just 515 square feet.
The Striking Green Paint in This Home Is One of the Best I've SeenTours
Decorator Barbara Campbell isn’t a “white wall” person; instead she insists on being surrounded by “uplifting, welcoming color.”
I Asked a “Glamour Witch” How to Use Color to Supercharge My HomeDesign Ideas
You don’t need big changes for big impact.
This Chicago House Built in the 1800s Is Drenched in Modern ColorTours
Courtney and Colin have totally transformed their Chicago home with lots and lots of color.
A Textile Designer’s Home Is Full of Graphic Prints and Fun WallpapersTours
See inside textile designer Tamasyn Gambell’s colorful U.K. home, full of graphic prints and fun wallpapers.
This Tampa House Is Like a Vibrant, Color-Drenched OasisTours
See inside this Florida house that’s been decorated with vibrant, tropical colors in nearly every room.
This Colorful NYC Home’s Design Is Packed with Renter-Friendly and Budget IdeasTours
Maitri Mody, also known as @honeyidressedthepug, decorated her one-bedroom Brooklyn Heights apartment in a renter-friendly, budget, colorful way.
I Broke a Design “Rule” in My Dining Room, but Everyone Loves ItDesign Ideas
People ask me about my dining room wall color all the time, and I have no regrets.
A Colorful North Carolina Home Is an Homage to Jamaican RootsTours
A 10-year-old fiddle leaf fig named Glory takes center stage among the many plants.
I Took a 3-Day Color Aura Journey — And It Changed the Way I See Color
Everything’s coming up orange.
Jul 24, 2023
A Vintage Furniture Seller’s Home Is the Ultimate “Barbie Dream Ranch”
Tours
Vintage furniture finder, Jonny Carmack of Show Pony, decorated his Danbury, Connecticut, home to be “very Barbie meets Miami meets The Golden Girls with a touch of Space Age and Postmodern.”
Jul 24, 2023
Every Day Feels Like Spring in This Colorful, Hygge-Inspired Norwegian Home
Tours
If you want to add vibrancy to your space, homeowner and ceramic artist Anette Colbjørnsen suggests grabbing a color wheel.
Jul 21, 2023
Barbie Might Give Up Her Dream House for This Colorful English Bungalow
Tours
Pink reigns supreme in this English pastel-infused bungalow.
Jul 20, 2023
A Wallpaper Designer’s Dream Home Reflects Her Pastel-Positive Attitude
Color Month House Tour
Not even the United Kingdom’s grey weather can dim the light of this pastel-colored home.
Jul 19, 2023
Brightly Painted Murals, Scallops, and Stripes Cover This U.K. Home
Color Month House Tour
Painted murals, scallops, and stripes ... oh yes!
Jul 18, 2023
This Colorful 450-Square-Foot Hollywood Studio Is Magical
Tours
It’s a maximalist space with a “generous sprinkling of bohemian influences.”
Jul 17, 2023
The Inside of This Stunning Stone House’s Exterior Is a Maximalist Space
Color Month House Tour
Homeowner Helen Sellwood urges people to be brave when it comes to brightly coloring their homes.
Jul 14, 2023
I Would Never Organize My Books by Color
Organize & Clean
Here’s what I do instead.
Jul 14, 2023
B&A: A Gutted Bathroom Gets a Candy-Colored Redo Full of Clever Ideas
HOME PROJECTS
Buying secondhand tile for the floor and shower saved a ton of money — it cost just $100 to tile the whole room.
Jul 13, 2023
3 Colors You Should Never Paint Your Furniture
REAL ESTATE
Here’s why.
Jul 13, 2023
8 Colors Interior Designers Say Their Clients Can’t Get Enough Of
Style
For every room of the house!
Jul 12, 2023
This London Home Went from Gray and Subdued to Eclectic and Colorful
Tours
Homeowner Janine Genower shares her tips on deciding if a paint color is right for your space.
Jul 12, 2023
Believe It or Not, This Pastel Colored Home Used to Be a Library
Color Month House Tour
Tour a colorful and Scandinavian-style Netherlands home that was once a library.
Jul 11, 2023
It’s Hard to Believe the Walls of This Pastel-Infused Home Were Once Gray
Tours
A photographer accomplishes the dream of creating a happy, inviting home for all who visit.
Jul 10, 2023
5 Paint Colors That Give Real Estate Agents “the Ick”
Real Estate
Steer clear of red walls in the dining room.
Jul 9, 2023
This English Home’s Transformation Took It from Smelly to Stunning
Tours
Cosmetic updates made a world of difference in this colorful, cozy Manchester home.
Jul 7, 2023
This Belfast Home Bursts with Bold Patterns and Bright Colors
Tours
Julie Jeongeun Choi decorated her 100-year-old Belfast home by researching colorways and adding vibrant furniture.
Jul 6, 2023
B&A: A Breakfast Nook Redo So Chic You Won’t Believe It’s an IKEA Hack
Home Projects
A cheery blue paint color and statement-making wallpaper came in clutch.
Jul 4, 2023
This 126-Year-Old London Home’s a Perfect Example of “Color Drenching”
Color Month House Tour
See how the owners of this 126-Year-Old London home have “drenched” the ceilings and walls in rich and cozy colors.
Jul 4, 2023
B&A: A Bold Paint Choice Brings Out the Best in This 1930s Living Room
Home Projects
This color-loving homeowner knew the neutrals had to go.
Jul 3, 2023
This Gorgeous London Apartment Has Discovered the Perfect Green Paint Color
Color Month House Tour
Lusanda and Victor Kula-Szilagyi have decorated their 800-square-foot London apartment using color to create warmth and comfort in every room.
Jul 3, 2023
B&A: This Colorful $350 Bedroom Redo Is a “Walking Ad” for Thrifting
Home Projects
“I always keep a rainbow of spray paints on hand for random projects,” this DIYer says.
Jul 2, 2023
This Is the Cheery Glassware Trend I'm Seeing Everywhere
Move over, wavy candles — this style is coming for your spot!
Jun 28, 2023
B&A: A Basic Pair of End Tables Gets a Not-So-Basic New Look
HOME PROJECTS
From big box to bespoke, these nightstands get an ultra-colorful and patterned redo.
Jul 30, 2022
6 Things to Know Before Painting with Red, According to a Professional Painter
HOME PROJECTS
Before you pick up that paintbrush — or even before you pluck a color swatch from the paint aisle — read what this pro painter has to say.
Jul 30, 2022
A Furniture Designer's California Cottage Is Colorful and Joyful
Designer Laurel Harrington has filled her Mill Valley cottage with a ton of color and cheerful furniture designs.
Jul 29, 2022
Why Is Blue the Most Popular Favorite Color?
Whether it's periwinkle or cerulean, there's just something about blue.
Jul 29, 2022
An Artist's Sunny Brooklyn Rental Is Filled With Art, Color, and Murals
Visual artist and designer⁠ Meagan Jain and her partner, Nikolas, fell in love with the skylights and the south-facing windows of this Brooklyn rental apartment. They also loved the amount of space; there is enough room for her art studio and more.
Jul 28, 2022
Interior Designers on Their Favorite Colors as Kids (and Now!)
When was the last time you were asked, "What's your favorite color?"
Jul 28, 2022
B&A: A Cluttered Home Office Gets Organized with Luxe Built-Ins for $1,000
The before? Boring and a little dysfunctional. The after? A dream combo of stylish and practical.
Jul 27, 2022
The Only Thing Better Than This Apartment's Woodwork's the Bold Color Throughout
India, who's the owner and curator of the colorful home goods shop Apartment 528, lives in this incredibly colorful rental apartment in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jul 27, 2022
This Artist's Home Features Art, Murals, and a Swimming Pool Patterned Floor
Video House Tour
Sarah Stieber is a painter, tape artist, muralist, and jewelry designer with a recent passion for designing spaces around her art, like the incredibly colorful house she's created with her husband.
Jul 26, 2022
Before & After: 3 Shade-Shifting Paint Redos All Use the Same Color (Really!)
Is it gray? Is it green? Is it blue? Trick question, it's all three!
Jul 26, 2022
12 Colorful Reusable Paper Towels and Dishcloths
Pretty and planet friendly options.
Jul 25, 2022
These Are the Best Etsy Shops for Adding a Pop of Color to Your Decor
From checkered coasters to vintage rugs, these are the lesser-known color hotspots worth adding to your shopping list.
Jul 23, 2022