The Easiest Way to Make Any Color Tolerable

The Easiest Way to Make Any Color Tolerable

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 24, 2011

So you thought painting your walls lime green was a good idea. The paint chips looked ok and you've looked at a million photos online and were ready for the bold look. Little did you know you'd end up needing your sunglasses when all was said and done. Want to know the easiest way to make any color tolerable?

White. What? White. That's the secret. I know, it's huge right? Seriously though, white — be it in paint or material — will save any color and make things tolerable and rather enjoyable.

Often times colors can feel too strong or overwhelming, or possibly even too muted or greyed out. One of the easiest ways to make things come together is to add more white. Paint your trim, paint your furniture, add a rug, whatever it takes, but white is promised to save the day.

It can be an easy way to save an ugly apartment rental color or liven up something you just don't want to tackle yet if you're a homeowner. Don't forget any accessory can be made white with a coat of spray paint, so don't think it has to cost a fortune. Hit up thrift stores for random ceramic pieces or even the local park for some sticks to paint up and add to a vase.

Do you have any other tips for helping out color that didn't turn out the way you wanted? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Related: 5 Things to Remember When Painting with Bright Colors

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