How To: Add Color Without Paint


Colorful Interiors: The "No Paint" Method perfect for indecisive decorators, renters and everyone beyond and in between | ADesignerAtHome

There are a lot of aesthetics that use color to bring out the desired vibe in a space. But for renters and those who find it difficult to commit to decor, paint isn’t really the best of options to consider when wanting to add color to a space. Whether you want to add a small splash, a monochromatic scheme to include color or you want full blown color-palooza, these tips will get you there without the dedication paint necessitates. From experience, here are the ways I like to bring color into my home:

The “No Paint” Method To Colorful Interiors

Textiles

Try It: Drape a tapestry over a sofa, bring in curtains in a bright color, cover a chair with a pretty blanket, lay a runner or table cloth on a piece of furniture, and bring together seating areas with area rugs.

Curtains

Pillows

Throw Blankets

Tapestries

Tablecloths & Runners

Area Rugs

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Plants

Try It: Seek out a plant with unique colors or blooms, put a plant in a colorful planter, stick a planter on a painted plant stand (or stool-like object), or stick the planter in a macrame plant hanger made with colored cord.

Plants

Planters

Plant Stands

Plant Hangers

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Art

Try It: Pick up frames in funky fresh hues, switch out the mat for a patterned or colored one, choose art made with colors you want in the space, hang colorful woven baskets or painted mirrors.

Frames

Mats

Art

Baskets

Mirrors

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Vignettes

Try It: Incorporate color into a space by pulling together vignettes with lanterns, candles, books, sculptures and/or vases that are colored.

Lanterns

Candles

Books

Sculptures

Vases

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When you pull in elements from each of these different areas, you build the basis for a colorful home. Some quick tips for keeping things cohesive would be to choose colors with similar tones (brights, moody, jewel toned, grey toned, etc.) and to build over time. And remember, what matters most is that you love your space!

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