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Say Goodbye to the All-White Room… Colorful Interiors Are Back

By: Sarah Beaumont

October 24, 2017

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There was a time when white walls were considered boring. People risked their lease deposits and spent loads of time prepping their places just to paint their apartments a more saturated hue. But then, something changed. White became the aesthetic of choice, and not just for the walls. Vibrant interiors took a back seat as monochromatic minimalism rose in popularity. And though there’s nothing wrong with that look, we must be honest — we’ve missed color. Everyone has their personal preference when it comes to their space’s palette, but we’re beginning to see rich shades return to our interiors. Fear not, monochrome lovers, white will always be in style. But why not give color a try? Read on for the pops of pigment we’re currently craving.


Red Hot

Red is hot, hot, hot in the fashion world right now, and naturally, interior design is following suit. Even the color experts at Benjamin Moore have declared their “Caliente” hue the shade of the moment. But if you’re not ready to paint your walls and make your space the spiciest on the block, incorporate red in small doses through seating and rugs. We love it combined with cool navy walls or warm, rustic wood. Go ahead, sip the Kool-Aid and fall for red decor.

True Blues

The good news about blue is sometimes, it can feel like a neutral. A royal blue sofa blends with any space and azure tones make a perfect crisp accent against warm browns and vivid maroons. Cool down your walls with a minty hue or delve deeper with a matte shade of navy.

Spicy Mustard + Pink

Blush pink and mustard yellow go together like, well, ketchup and mustard. This playful color combo is perfect for those who like to use a variety of hues in their home. Just keep them on the lighter side and you’ll have a contemporary cool space where creativity will flourish.

Green Goals

After Pantone declared “greenery” the official color of the year, green hues on every side of the spectrum have grown in popularity. From greyish olive tones to energetic emerald, green has a major impact whether it’s painted on the floor, wallpapered to the walls, or incorporated naturally with plant life.

Say Goodbye to the All-White Room… Colorful Interiors Are Back

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Orange Crush

Whenever we see a ceiling doused in an uninhibited hue, we can’t help but applaud such a bold choice. On the left, white walls feel bright rather than bland thanks to a rusty orange ceiling, which plays off the sky blue accents throughout the room. On the right, citrus-splashed walls prove that your living room can still be cozy even when you pair striking orange and lively red together.

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