(Closed) Do you have any rooms in your house with bright, bold coloured walls?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 2
115 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t have a photo yet, but I’m getting the keys to my new place this weekend and the kitchen has a bright almost LIME GREEN wall. It sounds awful but actually works really well, I’m quite excited about it 🙂 are you considering a cerrain colour in your home?

Post # 3
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re in a rental.  We have – in all solid colors, no pastels – green (three shades), blue, yellow, peach (the only pretty room), and lots of poorly painted white trim.  It’s a lot of color, and hard to make anything look cohesive.

My grandmother had a deep red dining room, and while it sounds weird, with the mahogany furniture and oriental rug, it looked awesome.

Personally, I like some bright walls, but not all of them!  My SIL was talking about accent walls, so that might be something to look into for you also.

Post # 5
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I struggle with bright paint on the walls. It just doesn’t feel warm and inviting to me – which is how I want my home to feel. We tend to use warm neutrals on the walls and bright colors on accent pieces or artwork, as we can change it out when I get tired of the color. 

Post # 8
46670 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t find bright colors to be relaxing, and I want our home to be a refuge. We do have a dark grey  -Kendall Chacroal from Benjamin Moore- on the end wall in the kitchen.

We also used the same grey on all walls in the bathroom , used with carrera marble tiles on the floor and all the walls of the walk in shower.


Post # 9
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

This isn’t the best picture, but the back wall and upper part and sides are all green. It was suppose to be a darker green but I like this color. We actually don’t have any white walls in our whole house but this is the only photo I have. The bedroom and bathroom are a aqua blue that I looove, office yellow, other walls are grey. 

Post # 10
8880 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i did in my old house but not my current house.  although my entire main floor is painted a bright yellow.

my basement and upstairs are painted a light grey.  i thought of doing an accent wall in my master bedroom but decided against it because this is the house that i plan to live in for 7-10 years and what if i want to change the color scheme or decor.  i didn’t want to be committed to a color.  i know painting is not that hard but i didn’t want to deal with it. 

Post # 11
8692 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We don’t have bright but we do have dark. I’m not a fan of super bright colors personally.

Post # 12
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our master bathroom is painted a teal color and one of our spare bedrooms is painted a mint color. The other rooms are either a dark tan, white, or grey. My favorite room is the mint room though.


Post # 13
2511 posts
Sugar bee

We have a navy blue guest bedroom and and maroon living room. The living room actually looks really great, neither colors are bright or anything though.

We live in a rental and aren’t staying long so we won’t change anything but our one bathroom is yellow. Not bright, sunny yellow, but piss yellow.

Not just the walls. Yellow sink, tub, tile floor, counter top, cabinet, walls, and yellow tile half way up the wall. (Yes, yellow tile on yellow wall. Oh and yellow toilet. In fact, the door is the only thing that is NOT yellow in there is the door. It’s white.

Post # 14
2945 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We have two rooms with one wall that has a very saturated color.  Not birght, but our bedroom has one wall that is deep purple, and our family room has one wall that is navy blue-ish (probably two steps towards true blue from navy blue) with white dimond patern.   Our kitchen also has purple stripes across it with white and tan lines inbetween. 

What helps all of these rooms from being too much is that the rest of the room is completely neutral.  Our kitchen before we painted it was white cabinents with white counters with a very tan-neutral back splash.  Adding color in their was a must.  The rest of our living room is panted tan and we have brown leather furniture, brown coffee tables, and tan currtens with a blue patern.  Our bedroom also has four walls of off white with tan carpet and a purple bedspread. 

The best rule I have heard is the 70%, 20%, 10% rule.  70% primary neutral color.  20% color one and 10% color two.  So, if you are doing an Orange wall, count that as your 20%, add white or cream to the other walls, and white furniture for your 70%, and then add accent pieces in silver for your 10%.   

Post # 15
9782 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Hells yeah! We did some symbolic redecorating when I moved into his condo and I painted the living room accent wall GOLD. I’m obsessed with it- it brings so much light in- here it is reflecting on a hazy day. On a bright day its beaming, at night it reflects the lamps like glowing orbs in a dark sky. LOVE. IT. Not for the faint of heart though- it took two coats and then I ragged a coat.

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