From tiny accents to bold patterns, these local homes will inspire you to inject bold colors into your interiors.
by Catherine Currin
As winter rolls on, those gray skies and bare branches—plus months of being trapped indoors—can make you thirsty for a little color inside your home. For inspiration, we scoured the Raleigh homes we’ve featured for our favorite ways to do it. Whether you’re into a low-risk idea, like painting a piece of furniture, to a big, colorful installation, we’ve got ideas for every home. Scroll down for five ways WALTER likes to play with color at home.
A bold piece of furniture, even as an accent, can enhance an entire room. Mandi and Brian Chappell drew inspiration from their travels when choosing the palette and furnishings for their home.
Adding bright accents like pillows are a great way to ease into color or change it up for a refresh. The Ferguson family modernized their family-friendly home on Fallon Park—now it’s full of personality and perfect for entertaining.
If you’re nervous about incorporating color into a main room, you can start by adding wallpaper to a powder room or laundry room. With the help of Dixon Kirby, Alicia Gilleskie Lupton and her husband, Kevin, created a bright and welcoming home for their family of four in Five Points, including this surprisingly whimsical wallpapered laundry room.
One big, bold piece of furniture can establish the color scheme for a room—even if the rest of it is totally neutral. Union Camp Collective‘s Charlotte Smith has curated her home with one-of-a-kind, quirky statement pieces.
Not for the feint of heart, a dramatic tile installation along a wall or floor can double as a work of art. The West family’s home in Budleigh is filled with custom design, including this hand-painted backsplash in the kitchen.