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Color Fails or Color Fabulous? You Decide!

by on May 12, 2015

We talk a lot about color here in the Curbly neighborhood, which led me to wonder, is there such a thing as too much color?? Then I started looking for evidence, collecting images of rooms that seem to be on the tipping point. I’ll let you decide onto which side they fall….color fail or color fabulous.

The white linen in this bedroom serves as a palate cleanser.

A middle eastern style bedroom has orange walls, and hot pink trim on the bed with the hot pink and orange tassel headboard of fabric.
Photo: Two 2 Nine Design

Must Love Red. And monochrome. 

A room entirely done with red and several book shelves on the walls.
Photo: Curbed

Must Love Blue and White blue. And toile. Lots and lots of toile.

A bed with curtains behind it sits in a room with glass doors on the side.
Photo: Better Decorating Bible

Bolder than bold? Oh, yes.

Pictures of birds are hanging on the yellow wall.
Photo: Valnes Bell Realtors

Did anyone say purple? Or, specifically, purple wood grain wallpaper? (Who knew??)

A rug is sitting in front of a sofa in a grey room.
Photo: 7 Home Ideas

Is it possible to get this much pink into one room without the help of Photoshop? I dunno.

a pink room with fluffy blankets and cozy pillows
Photo: Theme Rooms

And, finally, this room proves that acid green works well with white. And groovy blue swirls.

Green furniture and white shelves fill a room with bright green walls.
Photo: Home Decor Interior Ideas

So, there they are, seven of the most colorful rooms I could find on the tipping point of color fail or color fabulous. Now it’s up to you! What do you think??

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  1. Some of these are a bit over the top for me, but I CANNOT stand living in a house of white rooms.  It drives me nuts.  My living room is closer to the greens in the photos (Gleeful by SW) with a navy sofa.  I have to say, during the endless grey winter days this color makes all the difference in my mood.

  2. Having just burnt my cornei (sp plural) out, I would say that some colors are fine but not so intense that you go blind looking at them.

    Most of these are way over the top.