When you have bold, colorful art and furniture, designers often use restraint on the frames. The frames don't need to match, either. These white and black frames in the gallery art cost less than $10 each from IKEA. This room was part of the home makeovers created by designers and DIYers through nonprofit organization Dwell with Dignity Atlanta for families transitioning from homelessness and poverty.
This covered patio is picture-perfect, with a chic black pendant light hanging over some stylish outdoor furniture. The electric blue sofa and chairs are particularly bold and pop against the home's neutral siding.
This gorgeous rooftop lounge makes a great escape from hectic city life. Trees and lush plantings in modern, square planters add life to the space without taking up much room while blue accents add a welcome burst of color.
This spectacular porch on a beach house sports the colors of the sky and sun -- the vibrant blue and yellow feel at once nautical and inspiring. Screening in the porch keeps the bugs and other pests at bay. Reclaimed floors and ceilings pay homage to the history of the old seaside town.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Robert Marra and Nathan Baynard found their ideal house in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. They created a contemporary office in one of the guest bedrooms using a bright blue/green color for the walls, to set off the black furniture, and placing a full-length mirror on one wall to bring more light into the room.
Candice Olson, host of HGTV's "Divine Design," uses neutral slipcovers to create cozy, kid-friendly seating in this playful basement. A durable wood coffee table is the perfect spot for playing family board games or creating beautiful artwork. Muted green carpet throughout keeps this space light while still providing camouflage for inevitable spills.
This sunroom with navy wicker furniture, blue-and-white striped cushions and sisal carpeting has a breezy, beachy feel. A coffered ceiling dresses up the look and includes a useful ceiling fan for hot summer days.
A mirrored nightstand, dresser and lamp reflect the cool blue hues of this transitional bedroom. A curvy upholstered headboard with a subtle check pattern provides beautiful contrast to the bright white bedding and creative pillows, which are made to look like the front of men's shirts.
Pale blue paint and contemporary furnishings transformed this once worn-out living room from HGTV's "Cousins Undercover" into a bright, cheerful oasis. The holes in the ceiling were patched and painted, making the space look clean and fresh.
The owners' love of the sea and all things natural are showcased in vibrant style in this Floridian dining room. Handmade cane seat chairs and a matching Asian-inspired table provide a fashionable seating arrangement for guests. A shell embellished mirror adds drama and depth to the space.
Painted and guilded woodwork, soft skyblue walls, and antiqued mirror panels convert a former dark living room into dramatic space. Velvety soft seating has a traditional style that accents the rooms elegant atmosphere.