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Best Places To Use Bold Colors 

February 1, 2023

Do you gravitate toward bolder color choices for your home? Do brighter reds, yellows, blues, and greens fit your personality as opposed to neutrals? 

You are not alone. 

Many homeowners and designers love a punch of color that can brighten a dull or dark space and add character to a room. While the hunger to add bold colors to your home’s interior rooms may be at the top of your decorating to-do list, be aware that too much color can oversaturate a space and make it hard for the eye to rest. 

To avoid oversaturation and a myriad of colors being used in your home, it is best to have a plan for the best locations to use a bold color choice. Here are a few places where you may want to consider using a pop of color. 

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Accent Walls 

Living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens are prime real estate for creating an accent wall. Whether it is a wall where you plan to hang artwork, a fireplace wall, or a longer wall space you want to spotlight, accent walls can add a splash of color to a space without overwhelming the room in the hue. 

Accent walls are also a safe bet since the entire room does not need to be painted. Some homeowners switch up their accent wall colors regularly. 

Architectural Features 

Doorway arches, cathedral ceilings, bay windows, built-in bookcases, or detailed moldings are fantastic places to use a pop of color. The eye will be drawn to the architectural feature and the color thus illuminating the detail work within a home. 

When interior architecture is painted in the same color as the rest of the room it often gets washed out and lost. Make sure your home’s special details are seen by using a contrasting color or a color that makes the feature pop. 

Small Rooms 

One of the best places to use a bolder color choice is in a small room such as a guest bedroom, a bathroom, an office, or a hallway. Small rooms often need a personality of their own and, let’s face it, if you don’t love it, a smaller room is easy to repaint. 

Open Spaces and Long Walls 

Homes that are a bit larger or use an open living concept often have spaces that need to be broken up into smaller sitting or dining areas such as a conversation area in a great room that is separate from a tv viewing area. 

Choose a bold color for a nook or corner to carve out a separate space such as a game center, reading nook, or homework space. 

Talk to our team at Jerry Enos Painting about where you may want to use a bold color choice in your home or business. 


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