Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hidden pops of colour



While I've labelled myself a steadfast all-white devotee, and this is certainly true of most of my home, I can't deny the fact that deep down I really do love colour! Lots of it! In bright, bold tones and eye catching pops. I think perhaps my hesitation is the long term commitment to it on a large scale. My very favourite way to use colour in my home is in vibrant little pops - usually through art, books or the occasional throw pillow. I'm not sure why, but I often neglect the option of paint.  Adding colour through paint often conjures up images of overwhelming red walls and sometimes I have to say I find the overuse of colour to feel almost oppressive. Bright little pops are just the right fit for me - I love the idea of adding a little extra interest with a hidden little jolt of colour! Painting the inside of drawers in a cabinet, or just the edge of a plain white door seems like the perfect unexpected surprise. Not so much you'd really go tired of it, and the easiest switch if you ever do.


A crisp white door, classic brass hardware and a pop of bright tangerine!



Brightly painted drawers inside a cabinet.


P.S. This idea reminded me of this previous post - a plain white cabinet with a beautiful gold interior.






7 comments:

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Oh, this is a marvelous idea... got my creative juices flowing... what to paint, what to paint? HA Thanks for the inspiration... Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day. Jalon

Lisa said...

This is awesome Sharalee. I was going to paint all the doors upstair white in the hall way and then do each one a different colour on the inside - kelly green in our bedroom! But now I am thinking of doing this instead around each one. Thank you!

Jordana @ White Cabana said...

A little secret pop of colour is a good way to spice up an all white space I guess. I'm not sure I'm ready to mix in more than one more accent colour into my home though. (I have red in my kitchen.)

Annie said...

Could not agree with you more. I, too, am a white fanatic, but at the same time, I don't want my home to just feel like a blank slate. Color in the form of paint seems overwhelming to me as well. Adding just a burst of color here and there is such a fabulous way inject character and some more flavor into a space!

Kim Grey said...

Such unexpected ways to use colour! I agree, using pops of colour is less intimidating, and can be easily changed to suit your mood.

Claudia Juestel said...

What wonderful unexpected details! Painting the edge of a door is genius!

Cheers,

Claudia

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Ottomans under accent tables is always one of my favorite design tips! Its a great way to utilize space!!!

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