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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Five colour ideas for your home

Did you like my crazy colour combo for last week's Fashion Friday? If so, you may like these bright colour ideas to try at home. For most of these ideas all you need is paint, courage and a bit of patience!


IDEA 1: I have always loved coloured front doors but how about coloured garage doors? This pinwheel design is fabulous and eye catching. Imagine being able to say to new visitors to your home "just look for the house on the street with the massive pinwheel out the front".


IDEA 2: Colour furniture with vertical rainbow stripes like this Zoe Murphy chest of drawers. You can try strips of coloured tape for a non permanent option, assuming you aren't like me and have the patience to rip off the tape carefully afterwards.


IDEA 3: Paint stripes on the floor (if you are brave!) like this floor spotted in a Kate Spade store in Palm Springs. Or rather than paint the whole floor try painting a faux rug.


IDEA 4: If you are like me you have probably collected lots of little paint sample pots over time. Pull them out and paint boxes on a wall (or fabric) to create a focal point. Be creative and give the colours your own unique names - pollen yellow, blue beard, orangina orange? I'm sure you'll think of something better!


IDEA 5: Last idea, and my personal favourite, paint chips arranged within a frame to create a stunning feature in this dining space. A great alternative for artwork.

Images via Nicole Balch's pinterest page (she pins the best stuff!) and via Sally TV

21 comments:

  1. Viv, that last pic with the colour chips is so clever! Love it!
    KL

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  2. Soo pretty! I loved that striped floor in the Kate Spade store, they're never afraid to use color that's why i love them.

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  3. The paint chip picture is truly amazing in its simplicity and stunning effect - I love it!

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  4. I love all the color. There are so many cool ideas here!

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  5. Thanks for the vibrant inspiration- I just made some whimsical paint chip faces- remind me of the beautiful color within this post!
    http://dontmisit.blogspot.com/2011/09/paint-chip-art.html

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  6. Well, I truly saying that it is super cute card and those flowers and the pink shades is gorgeous, I never worked on this shading way, but my sister is expert this type of colouring work.

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  7. buen trabajo chica, a mi tambien me gusta el color en nuestro hogar.
    Un saludo

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  8. love the floor. I am going to do my kitchen next week. Thanks for the encouragement! and inspiration!!! from Jody

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  9. I don't mean to sound like a crab, but being in the paint industry I get somewhat frusterated when I see paint samples as craft projects. They are made of real paint, and are quite expensive to make. Although a lot of paint retailers get them as a "perk" from their suppliers, their price is ultimately figured into the cost of paint.

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  10. That's a great point you've made. I have read similar comments on the web when this and other similar projects have been talked about. I believe the owner of this particular project was given a box of these paint samples and they were from a discontinued line of paint. I see this type of project as a great way of reusing the samples into something else but I certainly would not encourage helping yourself to samples specifically for creating artwork.

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  12. That is a great idea. How did you get the chips? I would like to do this myself. Did you just ask for them or did you have to pay?

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  13. That floor in the Kate Spade store is amazing!!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment, Viv xx


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