Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Little Color Goes A Long Way

While usually I prefer more muted interiors, sometimes it is nice to look at rooms with a punch, especially in February....
Are you a color person or more on the muted side?

All images Midwestern Living

23 comments:

tarheel said...

color!!

paula said...

I am muted all the way.

Lisa @ lists in my pocket said...

I'm more muted - neutral walls and furniture with small pops of color here and there. I'm loving that breakfast nook though!

Staley Mc said...

I used to be a color person but now as I am getting older I'm starting to be more muted. Love these rooms though.

Emily said...

i completely agree with you! it's a nice change during the drab winter. love the wall color in the last bedroom.

bluehydrangea said...

right now I am loving me some color!!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I am more of a muted color person with pops of color here and there. But, I have to say that office area makes me smile on this snowy morning here in DC!

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

I am DEFINITELY a color person, although in decorating my first home with my fiance I am finding myself drawn to more muted spaces that could grow with us over time. I have found that a nice yellow (not too bright, not too beige) can be a nice compromise working as both a neutral and color.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Well, you know I love color! What beautiful images, especially on this dreary, rainy morning in Texas.

Brandi said...

I love it when people are gutsy enough to decorate with bold colors. The yellow bookcases are just fantastic. And none of these rooms are overdone -- they just seem bright and cheery.

sara said...

I generally lean toward muted, but I am LOVING those yellow built-ins (and I usually don't even like yellow!).

Nikki said...

I usually prefer more muted colors, but b/c of a red chair that made it's way to our living room, I'm starting to incorporate more color and really liking it.

These pics are great inspirations for me.

Suz said...

I am loving that cheery yellow office! And the butterfly paintings. Great pictures, I actually haven't seen them anywhere else!

Fancy Pants said...

I was always muted but I am soo color now!

Aaron@CheapThrillsDecorating said...

I love all these. I could never do it in my house though...I'm such a wimp when it comes to using color.

Kotori said...

Definitely a color person... a different color in each room. Maybe I have color ADD :)

LindsB said...

Wow, I love the colors in the last picture- the green and purple are really pretty.

botanical brouhaha said...

Mostly a muted person, but trying like crazy to find my fun side and enjoy some color!

nestegg said...

Definitely muted.
With a splash of color!
That yellow office makes me dizzy.. but the rest of the rooms are nice :)
What do YOU prefer?
xoRH

Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design said...

Definitely colour! I love these rooms and the bright colours.

megan said...

i need both; a muted background with pops of color.

PS~Erin said...

I'm a monochromatic-with- small-punches-of-color type gal. I love this bright green and red combo at the moment.

Yansy said...

I love, love color! Come take a look at my living room!