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Pick a Color, Any Color

Posted by Mary Sweigert ~ July 29, 2008

Do you have one of those rooms in your house that you just can't seem to do anything with? Maybe it's a guest bedroom, a den, or the mudroom-it happens to the best of houses. Sometimes rooms or spaces just get a little left behind.

We found a quick, inspiring way to upgrade the spaces you're stuck on really easily: Pick your favorite color, or select other members of your home to nominate their favorite hues, and just like that, you've got somewhere to start. Once you've settled on a color, let it lead how you reinvent your room:

Photo Credit: Better Homes and Gardens

Go Blue:

Go Yellow:

While we think it's good to be as creative as possible when combining your colors, you might want to give a little thought to the type of room or space you're coloring before you break open the paint or head out to buy draperies. Colors can be a powerful presence in your home, so give some thought to the shade of color as well as the area where it will be displayed. Do the primary activities of the space mesh with the color or hue you're looking at? If the answer is not necessarily yes, try moving up and down the spectrum of your desired color, or, if your heart isn't set on that particular color, try a different one altogether. Almost no matter what color you choose, there are ideas out there to help you get started:

Go Purple:

Go Green:

Even Black... or Red:

For even more ideas: check out more ways to get your color on

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