A Splash of Color

by Melanie, February 9, 2011
It feels like there’s a touch of spring in the air today! It seems like we haven’t seen a blue sky in months. If you’re like us and are completely sick of winter, add some major color to your house to give you a little bit of cheer that will get you to spring.

There are endless ways to bring in color in your space. Walls, furniture, pillows, area rugs and accessories… just to name a few. Our inspiration for this design tip comes from a recent Better Homes and Gardens article. We love this design for its fresh and bright color combination and how the colors, furniture and accessories all create a relaxing and family-friendly environment.

We love the way this family room is put together and how it makes us crave margaritas! The turquoise coffee table, orange pillows and green artwork really make an impact against the neutral furniture and sisal area rug. Have neutral furniture? You’re in luck! Here are some ideas to recreate this fresh and fun family room.

Orange Pillows to give your sofa a punch!

We like these three pillows together on one piece of furniture because the patterns are so different. If you are buying pillows that are all the same color, make sure to mix up the scale and design of the patterns.

To achieve the distressed look of this coffee table try painting an existing wood piece. We recommend Benjamin Moore’s Miami Teal. It will look great with the orange pillows!

Pull it all together with an amazing piece of artwork. Marsha Staiger is a new artist we are showing in the gallery and we are all lusting over her work! This piece called Four Sides Series, Blue Green Bottle is acrylic and collage on paper, and against a beige wall it will create a major impact!

If you are desperately seeking the warmth of spring then you might want to pull out the big guns and paint an entire room! This dining room is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Ocean Breeze and it is just the right shade to create a fresh look to a dull space. It’s cool and clean, and looks amazing when contrasted with dark mahogany furniture and white trim.
Benjamin Moore Ocean Breeze
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