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5 Sly Ways to Add Color in the Home

5 Sly Ways to Add Color in the Home

If you tend to stray from color in the home, painting a door frame is one way to add a dash without fully committing. Here are five clever examples.

Above: A wide border painted around a door frame emphasizes the original architrave; photo by James Merrell via Living Etc. Does green catch your attention? If so, visit Remodelista‘s Room Gallery to see the color used in various rooms.

Above: A color-blocked door frame, via Desire to Inspire (via Skona Hem).

Above: A doorway in Sweden via Koncept Stockholm.

Above: In the Paris apartment of a furniture collector, a doorway is painted blue with Emery & Cie paint; photo by Christian Schaulin for Dwell.

Above: At the Capri Suite hotel in Italy, a door frame is outlined in yellow. See more unique ways to incorporate yellow on Palette & Paints: Modern Yellow.

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2:02AM PST on Nov 18, 2013

I like these a lot, they are simple but stylish. Adding a splash of colour to any home.

10:07AM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

Thanks for sharing. I am just in the middle of adding color to my home.

1:50PM PDT on Oct 22, 2013


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5:24PM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

It's pretty and if you don't like it then it's easy to change.

10:39AM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

Easy and easily changed.

7:56AM PDT on Oct 17, 2013

Thanks for sharing

12:21PM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

LOVE this idea!! Except all my doorways are wood. *sigh*

7:09AM PDT on Oct 16, 2013


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