When choosing reds for your holiday decor, take a vintage-inspired approach by choosing weathered reds in brick tones. This jute-covered holiday star made from paint sticks adds a rustic kick to the porch decor. Get the how-to instructions.
Whether you can paint your walls or not, you can always embrace color and pattern through your furnishings. Use rugs, textiles and furniture to create a dynamic home no matter how long you live there. "Choose colors that are on the opposite sides of the color wheel to ensure they balance each other," says designer Emily Henderson.
This sophisticated dining room knows how to pair patterns: First, keep them in the same color scheme (here it's gray and white). Next, choose prints in different scales: a big, airy diamond-pattern for the rug, a more elaborate smaller-scale design for the curtains.
If your home office needs a fresh new look, it’s time to break out the spray paint. It’s easier than ever to paint a variety of surfaces thanks to new paint formulas. The biggest challenge will be choosing a color from dozens of on-trend hues. You can even paint fabrics with the right product!
Yellow will be brighter on your walls than it appears on the paint chip. Sarah Fishburne, Director of Trend and Design at The Home Depot, recommends finding the yellow you like most on the paint chip strip, and then choosing a color two shades down.
When adding comfy seating to your fire pit, think about how you can best use each piece year round, then easily add holiday charm with accents. Instead of choosing red or green upholstery, this area was outfitted with modern rocking chairs with rich navy upholstery, a color that can mix with a wide variety of accent colors for seasonal looks.
To draw attention to architectural elements, paint them white and choose other colors to fill the room. This tone-on-tone bedroom by designer Camille Forte is plush, warm and romantic, an ambience that's harder to create with white alone.
Choose a clean and classic blue and white palette. Men and women seem equally drawn to this color scheme, so it's perfect for shared spaces. A rich blue paint on the walls is the perfect foil for beige and white bedding.
Paint a wooden craft box and attach a “tassel” to the lid using a tie tack post and cotton embroidery floss to resemble a graduation cap. The box can be filled with money, a gift card or another gift of your choosing. Keep in mind, graduation caps vary in color. Opt for a paint color that matches the grad’s cap and gown.
Here in the family room you can see the soft gray-blue palette shared by the majority of the home’s main level. I’m immediately struck with how the simple walls and painted brick allow the artwork to pop off the walls. We didn’t use a lot of pattern in this room. However we created our own with these solid silks, creating a cool color-blocked look for the panels. Just as much work went into choosing the comfortable furniture. I just want to take a seat on that rug!
Many new-construction homes feature tray ceilings, a feature which many homeowners are stumped as to how to highlight. In this bedroom, the walls were painted with a wet-look effect, as well as a slight change in color from the walls to the ceiling.
Updating your home's exterior paint can be intimidating, but there's a quick way to simplify it. When choosing new colors, remember that a color scheme consisting of three or four coordinating hues works well for most exteriors. Given this home's lack of ornate detail, three shades of earthy greens are used on the siding, trim and doors.
Portable storage containers such as painted wooden crates or metal bins that can be personalized are a stylish option for children's rooms. With an endless array of colors, patterns, fonts and shapes to choose from, these storage containers are a cool and decorative addition to any room.
What’s better for fall color than a pansy? How about a trailing pansy that naturally rambles and scampers over the edges of hanging baskets? Cool Wave pansy does just that, opening classic pansy blooms in a rainbow of shades. Look for hanging baskets planted with Cool Wave spreading pansies, or whip up your own. Choose baskets in single colors to complement your home’s exterior. Or get in on nature’s autumn act by hanging baskets overflowing with pansies that contrast with the fall color of nearby trees.
No party decor is complete without fresh-cut flowers. For this look, choose dual-toned ranunculus and pink peonies, place them in painted tin cans and bud vases. Spray each can in two colors using painter's tape. Cobalt bud vases with single stems pop wonderfully against the black-and-white striped.
As seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict, Nicole is seen here choosing colors for the powder room in the Summit Avenue mansion. Nicole Curtis spends a lot of time working to find the perfect paint color and prefers to work with the local small hardware shops to get all her supplies.
The view into the dining area shows how the white painted ship lap accent wall allows the plants and wood furniture to come to life. White chairs at the ends of the table add an extra pop of style to the dining set up. Hanging succulents and indoor plants add natural life and color to the design.
For a black and gold alternative to the traditional red and green Christmas color scheme, look for gold nutcrackers, or spray paint ones that you already own. Paper pinwheels in black and gold can hang from the ceiling, or you also can place them on shelves. Learn how to make your own paper napkin pinwheels.