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Porter House Designs: Playing With Color

Isn’t this interior designed by Porter House Designs bright and fun and cheerful? I realize it’s not for everyone – heck, it’s not even for me since I like to segregate wall colors by room unless they’re shades of the same color – but if you love color, this space might just be the inspiration you need to go a little nuts.

See, it’s easy to deny one’s desire for SERIOUS COLOR when one is a mature, responsible grownup-type person. The kid in your head says “Oh em gee, let’s paint every wall a different color! We own this house – we can finally do this!” while the person in your head who goes to the office each day and wears pants with a nice crisp paint counts with “Oh, I don’t know. That’s a lot of color. Maybe we should choose a nice white and think about this some more before we do anything hasty.” I’m not advocating that you do anything truly hasty, of course (unless you really, really want to!). Choose three colors, four colors, whatever – and do it carefully. Use an online colorwheel. Think about the furniture you already own. Be a grownup, but have fun!

3 Responses to “Porter House Designs: Playing With Color”

  1. Pam June 2, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    These rooms look wonderful! Great color choices.

  2. Leslie June 2, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    I. LOVE. THIS. Not necessarily the colors, but definitely the feel and idea.

  3. Sydney December 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Between me and my husband we’ve owned a house. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one idea of design which is minimalist. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) extravaganza designs are.