Color Ideas from a Bold Brooklyn Reno

Color Ideas from a Bold Brooklyn Reno

Adrienne Breaux
Dec 18, 2015
(Image credit: Erik Freeland )

Project by: Kristina Rinaldi of Rinaldi Interior Design
Location: Windsor Terrace — Brooklyn, New York City

Looking for bold color ideas for your home? Exciting hue inspiration? Fresh design elements you can bring into your home to boost its look? You might find some motivation to add color into your home from this recently submitted professional project — a sleek modern Brooklyn renovation that I think uses color in fresh and daring ways.

A "before" photo shows the state of the apartment before some bold color ideas got incorporated!
(Image credit: Submitted by Elizabeth Kohen)

The owner of this home is Elizabeth Kohen, the owner/broker of Garfield Realty. From Kristina Rinaldi of Rinaldi Interior Design:

"This project was a complete gut renovation. The tenants my client purchased from were there for 53 years without doing a thing to it! It was a mess! ...We completely opened the floor plan. We worked with an architect also. My clients were definitely on a budget, but we made it work with some custom pieces (dining table and headboard) and some pieces ranging from IKEA (IKEA kitchen) to CB2 and Room and Board..."

Color block rugs in the same room

Rugs come in tons of colors, patterns, textures and more. And while you often think about filling a room with one fabulous rug, consider covering your floor with several fabulous rugs, particularly if you keep the colors solid and then "color block" them. In this Brooklyn renovation, two bold colors side-by-side make for a dynamic composition, far more than just one bold color on the floor would.

(Image credit: Erik Freeland )

Echo bold color in another nearby space

If you're trying out a bold color in one room, mirror that color in another nearby space to not only make your original bold color not stick out like a sore thumb, but to really create a cohesive home that wows with every view.

(Image credit: Erik Freeland )

Put bold color in unusual places

Why stick to the usual surfaces when you could branch out and splash color on more unusual spots? In this Brooklyn renovation, a bold statement is made with some electric red on the door and door frame.

(Image credit: Erik Freeland )

Pair intense colors with darker, subdued hues

Though intense colors—like the hot pink in the photo above—can be an amazing way to infuse excitement into a space, using too much or using an intense color solo could be a little too jarring to the eye. But by pairing an intense color with a more subdued color, you create a pair that balances each other out.

(Image credit: Erik Freeland )

Try purple in the bedroom

Or just try purple anywhere! Purple is a bold color to add into any room. In this Brooklyn space, a strong purple makes for quite the statement focal wall in this bedroom.

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