Modern furnishings and punches of bold, primary color pack a major design punch against an all-white palette. White kitchen cabinetry is sleek and modern, and a breakfast bar surrounded by modern barstools takes maximum advantage of this condominium's small footprint.
This lovely guest bedroom has trailing floral wallpaper that serves as the primary color palette for the entire room. A small white desk with a red buffalo check chair is sandwiched between twin beds with green upholstered headboards and matching matelasse bedspreads.
This glass screened playroom leads directly into the airy living room in this modern loft. Pint-sized furniture in primary colors is perfectly sized for children while the glass walls make it easy for parents to keep an eye on things from the other room.
An elegant, vintage-inspired chair is seated next to a modern geometric-based table in this sitting room. The turquoise curtains serve as the primary color focus in the light room, and cool floating bookshelves provide funky storage for a large collection of books.
Yellow is used as the primary color throughout this bright and cheery living room to bring together a mix of patterns and textures. Even though the space has a high ceiling, the wood orb chandelier makes the ceiling seem lower and the room feel more cozy.
This master bedroom is imbued with a warm ambiance thanks to an orange and gold color scheme. The room's primary colors are carried through in the bedding, window treatments, artwork and armchair. The bed has a silk-upholstered headboard with a silver-leaf frame, while a nearby built-in provides ample storage space.
Take a look at midcentury designs and you’ll notice a number of characteristics that are easy to adapt to any space—without investing in a single vintage piece. In this bedroom, for example, designer Jill Greaves created a midcentury look by using a mix or warm wood tones, pops of primary color, and graphic design patterns.
Faint accents of red, yellow, and blue stonework add a pop of primary color to the verdant landscape that surrounds a backyard swimming pool hidden behind a trellis brimming with sculpted overgrowth. The heavy stonework, thus lightened, reduces the weightiness of a backyard fireplace which anchors a shaded seating area filled with intricately woven wicker sofas.
If the countertops are in good condition and a neutral color, a simple bright tray can really jazz things up. Designer Jennifer Foster redid this 1990s builder bathroom for a client who did not want childish decor that her two sons would soon outgrow. The red metal tray fits with the primary colors in the pictures of Matchbox cars hanging on nearby walls, which Foster’s husband photographed specifically for the space.
The 21c Museum Hotel of Oklahoma City was built in 1916 as a Ford Motor Company plant, but was later purchased and redesigned by 21c and architect Deborah Berke Partners to create a contemporary interpretation of the building’s industrial heritage. Repurposed materials such as tables made from reclaimed pine, chairs of recycled plastic and neutral hues, with pops of primary colors, span throughout the hotel into the bedrooms.
The more casual family room is full of bright colors and interesting pieces that show off this family's personality. Teal walls make the space bright and fun, while red and green accents make the color palette pop. Patterned curtains and ottoman use the room's primary colors to add some textures in a unique way, while funky pieces, such as the privacy screen at the rear of the space and the unique chandelier add a little drama. To tie this space to the style of the rest of the home, exposed beams were added to elegantly bring the space together.
This entry joyfully foreshadows what's in store for our journey through the Blehm family home. We're immediately introduced to the family's four central themes: a love of art, bold colors, custom solutions and the use of classic black and white. When the foundation is understated, as is this entry's wallpaper, it creates an opportunity to layer on the fun. Angela worked with a local carpenter to design the statement making red lacquered cabinet. The door style was inspired by Angela's favorite ceramic planter and is in perfect harmony with the iron pickets on the staircase to the left. It is clear the paintings and accessories were all intentionally chosen and placed. The relationships between shapes, finishes and even the primary colors create a beautifully balanced entry vignette
This stunning vintage white sofa is the one thing I might have tried to run out the door with. The woven upholstery fabric immediately adds an air of sophistication to a wall color that might otherwise come across as juvenile. The sleek curve of the arm that transitions into a fully upholstered leg, housing a floating bench cushion is a work of art with a clear mid-century reference. The only way to address a piece this special is to accent it with sleek black floor lamps, a classic black and white marble coffee table, and graphic drapery fabric by the talented Kelly Wearstler. I really enjoy seeing a successful relationship between the primary colors in the artwork and the tertiary wall color. Angela definitely took risks, but her artistic eye served her well.
One of the primary functions in this home's redesign was to create a space that would showcase the homeowner's contemporary art collection. The designer succeeded with light colors and clean-lined details that did not distract from the art.
The use of primary and secondary colors brings this neutral living room to life with a blue sofa and orange throw pillows. Colorful artwork and whimsical decor pairs with a metallic coffee table in the design first featured on HGTV's Buying and Selling.