The blue cabinets and kitchen island drawers stand out against the white walls and countertops. The backsplash area behind the stove is made of white tiles, while the kitchen island countertop is made of white marble.
Shining surfaces contrast with aged furniture for a unique combination of new and old that creates character in this small space. Bright colors and natural light flood the space for an enhanced ambiance.
In a single day, what was a lifeless place to store items is now a multi-functional, color-soaked place to keep toys, sports equipment and clothes organized. The bright blue wall color keeps the space fresh and exciting.
Sometimes, real estate brokers have to get creative to market a house. "This home in Oakland, California, was a tiny two-bedroom of about 900 square feet," says Jennifer Montague Clark of The Home Co. "To maximize resale value, we felt we had to show buyers the garage’s untapped potential. We painted it white to emphasize how light and bright it was, then staged a day bed and game table to illustrate potential uses." Take these tips to your own home (whether it’s for sale or not): A fresh coat of paint works wonders, as do some colorful furnishings and accessories—no major investment required.
With the old rundown kitchen gone in the Rao apartment, the Cousins now have the extra room to to turn the back space into a large colorful bedroom. The large bed backboard was an old wooden mantel that was found in the home during construction. The cousins cleaned it up and painted it blue for a bold graphic addition to the room. As seen on HGTV's Cousins On Call.
A bright blue chaise lounge with a purple throw juxtaposes the white wainscoting in this master retreat. Illuminated with lots of natural light, the aged floor lamp adds an antique touch to the cozy corner.
The new bright blue modern fireplace in the Carrino family's home is surrounded by beach photos by Anthony Carrino, the space is designed by Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call.
The roof is extended off the doors to the pool area to create shaded patios around the pool. A pair of lounge chairs with bright blue cushions bring a pop of color to the space and have the perfect view for relaxing outdoors. Pavers are used to create a geometric surround around the pool, while grass in between softens the hardscaping.
Caribbean blue in the art, lighting and accessories pops against the soft neutral and white palette of this transitional kitchen and breakfast room. Skylights bring ample natural light into the space, which is already light and bright thanks to the cool color scheme. Shiny metal dining chairs complement the sleek stainless steel appliances and shimmering backsplash tile.