25 ways to add color to your home
Photos contributed by Alsopgardens.com
Lanterns: Dashes of bold color done right, like these hanging lanterns from eco-friendly Allsop Home and Garden can make an outdoor space fun and whimsical.
- Hang or place baskets of flowering plants along the top of the porch and/or the front steps.
- Install a set of outdoor lights with colorful bulbs or shades.
- Replace plain house numbers with bright tile or ceramic ones.
- Decoupage a metal mailbox with seed packets or photos of colorful birds.
- Paint your window frames, shutters and doors a bright color.
- Place colorful ornaments, such as mercury balls or blown-glass hummingbird feeders, around the yard area.
- Paint or add colorful tiles to the risers of your front steps. Mix in lines of colorful paving stones with standard terra cotta or brick to create an eye-catching pattern on a walkway or patio.
- Protect a patio or deck area from sun and rain with a colorful decorative awning.
- Paint the floor of your porch a bright color and stencil a pattern on the area leading from the steps to the front door.
- Paint the decorative molding around the windows and doors a deeper color than the walls to add detail and interest to the room.
- Replace white lampshades with colored ones.
- Add colorful throw pillows to the sofa.
- Wallpaper or paint the inside of built-in bookshelves in a bright color to draw attention to the contents.
- Use area rugs to add pattern and color to a room.
- Replace your kitchen countertops with colorful laminate or solid-surface counters.
- Using colorful paints, dress up your kitchen cabinets with a stencil or apply a colorful vinyl decal design.
- Replace your white or stainless steel kitchen sink with one that’s a colorful porcelain enamel.
- Create a new kitchen floor with vinyl tiles laid out in a checkerboard pattern made of solid blue and white tiles (or any color combination).
- Hang colorful glass pendant lights over a kitchen island.
- Paint the bottom of your cabinets a bold color.
- Install beadboard and molding to the bottom half of the wall and paint in a bright color
- Paint the room white or a pale neutral high-gloss finish, then add sets of colorful towels and rugs that can be rotated weekly.
- Replace cabinet hardware with colorful glass, porcelain or plastic.
- Place colorful containers in one color family or mix different colors on shelves and surfaces around the room.
- Slipcover a bench cushion with terrycloth to add a dash of color that is easy to change.