7 Ways to Make a Statement with Color


Paint is a powerful and versatile design tool. Paint color takes up zero floor space, can be applied by both DIY enthusiasts and professional paintersalike, and is a relatively inexpensive product. And above all paint is available in every color, tint and finish imaginable.

The following list is a roundup of home paint projects, from sophisticated and subtle to bold and beautiful. Read on for a rainbow of design inspiration!

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For a truly unique spin on interior design, just look up: consider splashing your ceiling with a favorite hue. Here, a bedroom is given a simple but substantial decorative flair with a light lilac painted ceiling. The rest of the color palette is balanced with neutral shades of white, cream, and light brown.

Kristi Spouse Interiors

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Who says that a bathroom needs to be strictly sensible? Here, a bright and cheerful turquoise lends personality to the space. Plenty of white helps the bathroom from feeling too busy or overloaded by the bright blue, while metallic notes of gold and silver give the room a funky, modern vibe.


The bathroom pictured here is another lovely example of making a statement with paint in a space where color is often overlooked. The shade of blue is not dramatic in and of itself, but when extended seamlessly onto the ceiling, becomes a fun and fresh design idea. White subway tile, beadboard, and octagonal floor tiling bring harmony and lightness to this bathroom’s interior.


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Dark walls aren’t necessarily gloomy – here, a deep rich black gives this formal dining room a dramatic elegance. Crisp white crown molding and window frames lend balance and architectural interest, and dual chandeliers ensure that this space enjoys plenty of light.

Pro tip: hanging a large mirror directly across from light sources (like the chandeliers here, or a window) will help illuminate a room that has deep, dark paint colors.

Siemasko + Verbridge

Image credit: Siemasko + Verbridge

Storage is another fun way to incorporate color into your interior décor style. The living room pictured above has built in shelving, and the homeowners opted for a subtle but unusual shade for the back of their storage units. The soft green color offers visual interest to the room, and pairs nicely with the warm peach living room walls.

Terra Cotta Design Build Co

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The contemporary kitchen pictured above features a vibrant pop of color in its cabinetry. The white subway tile backsplash and marble countertops let the colorful cabinets shine, without overwhelming the overall kitchen space. Cool notes of silver are reflected throughout in the cabinet hardware, stainless steel appliances, and even kitchen tools like strainers and knives.

A Beautiful Mess

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This stunning hardwood flooring is the design brainchild of Elsie Larson at A Beautiful Mess. Standard stains designed for indoor hardwood floors did not produce the color she wanted, so she created her own blend of paint and water, followed by poly, to get the exact turquoise hue she had envisioned. To get this bold look at home, hire a professional painters who can also help you color selection adding design aesthetics to your rooms.

Note that while Elsie customized her own color mixture, she had a professional contractor complete the application process. It’s best to know your own DIY capacities before taking on any home improvement project, painting included. If you have any questions, be sure to ask in painters forum  for projects that are beyond your scope, and ensure ultimate design success.

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