Name: Anna O.
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Why I use color:
"Despite all of the decorating advice about neutrals being timeless—to me beige, taupe, and brown just seem blah and boring. So I use colors I love—orange, blue, green, etc.
Our bedroom is sort of an alcove off of our office-workspace. The workspace is fairly utlilitarian--desks, computers, etc. So I wanted the bedroom to be bright and cheerful to separate it from the work area and the work mood. The silhouettes over the bed are of my boyfriend and I."
"Use the colors you love. Don't worry if they don't seem practical.
It's better to have something you love now than something you'll be indifferent to for a long time.
With a bright wall, you have to hold pretty much everything else up against it. It was hard to tell in stores what would work with our wall.
Use color to separate spaces visually."
Kid departments — kids' room decorating sections of retailers and magazines have great ideas about with bright colors.
Pad: The Guide to Ultra-Living by Matt Maranian — full of pictures of truly fearless decor and color use.