The Friday 5: Creative and Unexpected Ways to Add Color To Your Home


Whether you’re a Minnesota winter lover or not, about half way through the season you may realize that you just need a color boost somewhere in your home to counteract the snowy white outdoors.

We’ve rounded up some creative ideas to help you out:

1.  Accent a door with paint.  I love this because it’s completely unexpected, and would be fairly simple to do. The narrow band of color gives an ordinary door a touch of extraordinary — a little pop of happy on your way out the door!  For a little different take, paint the inside of an archway.

paint lined inside of door

2. Paint the inside of a kitchen cabinet.  So much fun to open the cupboard door to a bold burst of color!  If painting the entire inside of the cabinet is pushing it for you, just paint the shelves, which could easily be repainted or replaced when you tire of the color.


3. Line curtains with  a colorful fabric.  A great way to add custom detail to window treatments.  Of course, hanging them in such a way that you can actually see a peek of the color indoors is key, and you wouldn’t want much, if any, of the bright color to be visible through the window.  Love the idea though!

Drapery -- a Dimitra Anderson favorite:  “Window treatments can instantly transform and complete a room.” Photo: Fotomokio

4. Add a hidden pop of color and pattern by lining drawers with a mix of interesting and colorful paper!  Super low-commitment and you can swap it out as often as you want.  Or… you could paint them like they did in this bathroom.

Spice up drawers by adding wallpaper or wrapping paper as drawer liners.  IHeart Organizing

5.  Paint your piano!  Okay. I know this doesn’t apply to most of us, but this seriously makes me want to buy an old piano just so I can paint it!  So much fun. (Also notice the colorful DIY Wood Shim Wall Art!)

If you do have a piano that you want to paint, it appears that there are several ways.  The green piano shown below was painted with chalk paint, Emily painted her piano with spray paint, and Instructables has a very in-depth tutorial on how to paint a piano with a brush.

Annie Sloan – Antibes Green Paint

If these ideas aren’t cutting it, and you’re feeling the need for something a little more extreme to get you over the winter white slump, maybe you could do what this guy did! :-)

The post The Friday 5:  Simple and Unexpected Ways to Add Color To Your Space appeared first on Schneiderman’s {the blog}.   Schneiderman’s Furniture is a family-owned Minnesota furniture retailer with stores in Lakeville, Plymouth, Roseville, Woodbury, Duluth and Rochester.

3 Responses to The Friday 5: Creative and Unexpected Ways to Add Color To Your Home

  1. Natalie January 23, 2015 at 8:15 am #

    Love the painted edge of the entry door. That is a fantastic idea that I would have never thought of. I am going to do it, now I just have to figure out what color! Thanks PK!!


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