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15 Easy DIY Ways To Add Color To A Room

Don't shy away from bright shades! This home decor is both colorful and chic.

1. Colorblock Bookshelves

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Organize your shelves by hue. Solid bright throw pillows on a white couch are a nice touch as well.

2. Brighten Photo Frames

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Eclectic Living Homes outlines several inexpensive ways to color block. For instance, backing frames with colorful construction paper is a simple but striking way to add a touch of brightness.

3. Hang a Statement Painting

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One striking piece of wall decor can be all you need to color up a room. Coordinate room decor around its hues, but keep it simple, as in this image by Marili Forastieri.

4. Use Tint Trios

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Follow this example from Tobi Fairley Interior Designs; pick your favorite three colors and stick with those. Cool abstract artwork and a funky carpet pull it all together.

5. Maximize Contrast

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Combine a bright and a neutral hue for eye-catching contrast. Funky Bear Decor has gathered several examples of the unusual combination of gray and yellow.

6. Color Your Cabinets

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Individually colored kitchen cabinets in an otherwise pristine interior are both playful and minimalist. The Tao of Dana has several tips for beginner color enthusiasts.

7. Keep It Cool

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Living Design Home shows the effectiveness of focusing on a particular palette. Shades of blue and green keep your color scheme calming.

8. Add a Touch of Fantasy

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Paper lanterns and patterned pillows create an oriental vibe. Check out several other bright and cheery living rooms on Naura Home Design.

9. Pick a Favorite

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Yes, you can focus on a single hue without going overboard, as evidenced by the collection of amazing purple rooms from Curbly. Purple walls, a pillow, and a vase are just enough, and go well with more muted artwork.

10. White Out Your Bathroom

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Let your colorful bathroom accessories take center stage against a white backdrop.

11. Play with Patterns

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Stripes and florals can go together if you stick to similar shades. 79 Ideas shows you how to liven up a white room with textiles.

12. Focus on the Floor

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This awesome, abstract rug-- like this one by Sonya Winner-- is all the color you need.

13. Try Farmhouse Chic

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Wooden cabinets and muted tones help offset the bright orange wall in this room, but the funky cow painting brings it all together.

14. Mix Work and Play

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Don't forget your office space. Bright walls, lamps, and notebooks will keep you from snoozing off at your desk.

15. Go Retro in the Kitchen

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Combine a vintage-inspired pink refrigerator, colorful tiles, and bright chairs for an old-school but upbeat design, as in this kitchen by Astleford Interiors.

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