Hue-Induced Happiness: How To Beat the Winter Blahs with Color

Hue-Induced Happiness: How To Beat the Winter Blahs with Color

Nancy Mitchell
Jan 21, 2016

Winter can be a drab time. It's cold and grey and miserable outside, and everyone is wearing camel and grey and black. And maybe you're just a little restless and angsty and bored, and maybe a little color would do you good. Here are nine ways to add a little color to your home and beat the winter blahs.

Above: You don't need to paint a whole room to get a big impact. Try just an accent wall in a bold color.

(Image credit: My Domaine)

Adding a colorful throw to the foot of your bed will brighten up your home and warm up your nights.

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Jewel-toned curtains are basically the next best thing to a tropical vacation.

Why not paint a door in a fun pattern? DIY from One Kings Lane.

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Line the back of your bookshelves with colorful paper for an easy, no-paint pick-me-up.

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Drape a colorful blanket or throw over a chair to add warmth and color.

Just one or two colorful pieces can liven up an entire room.

Leave it to Emily Henderson to come up with an idea this cute and colorful: a non-working fireplace filled of logs with the ends painted in different bright hues.

(Image credit: Abby Cook)

Got a piece that needs a little bit of a facelift? Give your furniture new life — and your home a little jolt of energy — with a colorful coat of paint.

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