By cutting the center of the cabinet door fronts out with a jigsaw, painting the back panel fire engine red, then inserting chicken wire as decorative detail, the designer added both extra storage space and a high-energy focal point in this bathroom. Chalkboard-painted walls provide a perfect way to leave notes for guests.
Black furnishings and men's-wear fabrics pop against walls painted a vibrant cranberry shade in the master bedroom of the HGTV Dream Home 2011. Turn-of-the-century walnut and poplar doors were stripped of paint and repurposed as pocket doors for the room.
Previously void of color and pattern, the updated breakfast nook is packed with vibrant hues and graphic lines. The walls are painted navy blue and the windows are covered with red plaid curtains, which match the red Parson chairs.
As seen on Home Town, hosts Ben and Erin Napier renovated an old sunroom in the Rahaim residence and converted it into a massive kitchen space with lots of light, a painted red, wood floor and plenty of counter space.
Red brick steps provide contrast to the bright white home exterior. The porch features a wood front door with a large window, and a blue-painted porch ceiling. Blue porch ceilings are a Southern tradition that supposedly help keep bugs away.
The homeowners wanted an extra-large sofa with room enough for the whole family, so this sofa was custom-made with a chaise at either end. The painting over the fireplace is the room's main focal point.
Red is a frequent choice for homes with a traditional look, fitting with brick, molding and columns painted white. "The old-fashioned, welcoming color for a front door is red," says Bruce Holliday of Landscape Plans Plus.
Multi-hued dishes echo the warmth and color of the custom oak kitchen cabinets painted red and over-glazed with brown. The backsplash, a stainless steel tile, provides an industrial contrast above neutral countertops.
As seen on Beach Flip, contestants Lucy and Daphney updated the living area with new furniture, decor and paint at the renovated Southwind condo. Twin wood coffee tables and a seafoam-hued sectional fill out this space.
This entryway features an inviting nook with a built-in banquette inspired by Wallace Nutting illustrations. Simple, clean lines throughout the rest of the room help the ornate benches stand apart. Faux-painted walls and a romantic lantern are full of Old World charm.
Before, this small living space lacked color and charm. The addition of all-new furniture injects character and functionality, while a textured wall covering adds new life to the living room's walls, ceiling and fireplace. To hide TV cords, an alcove is made from lumber and planks of paint-grade pine. Keeping the wires concealed inside the alcove allows for a seamless and sophisticated look.
This kitchen has a 10-foot ceiling, so to accentuate it, it was painted a flat shade color matched to the blue-gray tone of the wall tile. This continuation of color blurs the line between where the walls end and the ceiling begins.