Hey guys. It is that time again – Transformation Tuesday. I have been so busy organizing our home that I haven’t done any new furniture projects lately. So, today, I am showing how you can make a big impact in your home by transforming it with a little bit of color!
Is your home mainly neutral or do you have a colorful home? Some people are afraid of adding color in their homes. I am not.
Neutrals are needed to ground out any space and allows for the colorful accents in your home to stand-out and make a statement. My go to neutral is a tan or a sandy color. I then use variations of that going lighter or darker depending on the area of the home. Using variations of the same color tone makes it fun and interesting. Many people like grey tones too for their neutrals – I have tried grey tones in one of my homes and it made me depressed. Reminds me of cloudy, stormy skies without sunshine. I think my love for the beach is where my love of color comes from. I have aqua in almost every room of my house in some way or another. However, the accents and paint colors in our home are a rainbow of colors.
- Kid 1’s room is aqua and black with hints of green.
- Kid 2’s room is magenta and blue with hints of green.
- Their bathroom is purple with a combination of their room colors – turquoise, magenta & green.
- Our bedroom and master bath are cream, sand & green with touches of violet, orange and aqua.
- Our living room is sand, brown, sky blue with touches of aqua, red and yellow.
- Those colors then become more aqua as we move toward the piano room.
- The adjoining dining room has more of the reds.
- The kitchen will incorporate more of the aqua and yellow and cream with touches of red when it is completed.
The same color theme spans our entire home. It is literally a rainbow of colors and it works. Why does it work with sooo many colors? Think of a rainbow. A rainbow is beautiful and has all of those colors. Well, our inspiration coming from a beach – carries over with a rainbow. Picture this: You are standing on a sandy beach, with beach grass or palm trees swaying in the breeze. You are looking over the crystal aqua water and you have a beautiful blue sky filled with fluffy white clouds. A nice bright yellow sun is peeking out from the clouds after a summer rain and you see a rainbow over the water.
Here is a collection of brightly colorful furniture that I have transformed and hopefully will inspire you to want to live with color in your lives too!
We used Valspar sample in Posh Red for our Ikea Bekvam Step Stool make over. You can read more HERE.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint was used for this ombre dresser with re-purposed copper top. It was a combination of the colors English Yellow and Barcelona Orange. You can read more about this project Farmhouse Paint in Sunshine Yellow and Gray Limoge were used on this little step stool. See what I used for the cover HERE.
This set of tables were done in a turquoise color that was left over from my daughter’s bedroom. The color is called pool by Sherwin Williams and I had it custom mixed in Dutch Boy interior satin. This is a two part series on how to prep, paint, stain and age furniture. The first part HERE and the second part HERE.
On these vintage side tables, I used Farmhouse Paint again – this time in White Ash and French Blue. I can say it again, I LOVE this product! So much easier to use then my normal – go to – latex. You can see more about these HERE.
Remember: paint is inexpensive and if you aren’t in love with the color something is – simply add paint and you can fall in love with your furniture or your walls all over again! Hope you found inspiration! I’d love to hear about your painted furniture projects – drop me a line!
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Until next time my friends,