Adding bold colors to your home.

October 22, 2015

You can tell by the way I have decorated our home, that I am a sucker for bold color. Almost every room in our house has a good strong color in some way or form. For National Color Day today, I am sharing a few ideas of ways you can infuse some bold hues into your own home….

dining room rug
(our dining room, photo by Chelsey Heidorn)

Peacock cabinets I used an overdyed peackock blue rug in our dining room to work in some color, and you could also use a good all purpose paint + primer or cabinet paint to add this color onto your kitchen cabinets or an accent wall. (Pacific Pleasure is a great color!)

Reading-nook-In-Honor-of-Design (our bedroom reading corner)

yellow door

I’ve always dreamed of an ochre yellow door or couch, but for now, blanket throws will have to do! Here is an example of a great way to add some deep yellow to the inside of your home or maybe even on a bedroom door! (Valspar’s Squash Blossom VR011B is a really good hue!)

A cool thing about Valspar paint is that they have a color guarantee which allows you to return paint if you aren’t satisfied with the color. Since I tend to be wishy washy with color decisions I find this extremely helpful. 😉 Their interior paints have served us well so far! We used some light greys in our living room and guest room that lifted so much light compared to the dull brown it was before. 

What color are you itching to try in your home? I say go for it! It’s National Color Day after all!

*This post is in partnership with Valspar!

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  • That yellow door is in Dabito’s home. I believe the picture is originally from his blog, Old Brand New 🙂 (Just in case you found the picture on pinterest and didn’t know the source!)

  • I love how you added color in your home! That blue rug is s o pretty and I love the bold yellow door!


  • Pat Schwab

    I love the chair in your bedroom.

  • The color choices are perfect and are elevating the beauty of each room. Nice home Ana.

  • I am IN LOVE with your dining room. The rug is beautiful! We’re in the process of moving into our new home, and I’ve been in a state of decorating confusion. lol I haven’t figured out which direction I want to go yet. The new house is bigger, and gets much more light. I love the bold pop of color and will take inspiration from these photos! Thanks for sharing! xo

    • Thank you Melissa! That makes for a good point…natural light helps so much if you are using bold color because otherwise it can make the room a little too dark. Excited for you!

  • I really like your Blogs new look ! Very Fresh !
    These color ideas are great . I have had great experiences with Valspar as well . I have muted earth tones & bold earth tones in my home and a dark leafy green my bedroom . All the colors have been true to the swatches and turn out lovely on a large wall or an entire room .
    Thanks Anna for these great style and paint ideas …. now my mind is stirring and idea brewing this Saturday morning thanks to you 🙂

  • I’m all about pops of color every where! My favorite color to be thrown around in my home is yellow! Brightens the space up instantly.

    Rachel x

  • Love that peacock rug! Where is it from?

  • Katherine M

    Where is your dining room chandelier from? Or what is the style called.

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