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21 ideas for color-blocking your home

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Color-blocking is the pairing of colors, not to match but to compliment them. The common practice is to use contrasting blocks of solid colors rather than textures and patterns. At first, some people may find the trend too bold. But that is a misguided first impression. Color-blocking is flexible. It can go from mild to wild or from subtle to daring. This interior design concept can create both sophisticated and fun looks. Let's explore the different ways on how you can incorporate color-blocking in your home.

Vertical limit

1. Color-blocking can be vertical, too! Try this rainbow inspired colors in your bathroom.

Two for two

2. Use two complimenting colors in your bathroom shelves. Don't you think this mustard and cyan combo looks interesting?

Subtle color

3. Start with a subtle color to start you color-blocking journey. This mint green wall against the white tiles look refreshing! 

Feisty yellow

4. Bring the color-block trend into the bathroom with this feisty yellow storage below the sink.

Cubic room

5. This is a big chunk of color-blocking that looks both fun and minimalist.

Orange wall

6. Orange you glad you woke up on the right side of the bed? This orange wall with a wide horizontal window will surely make you happy every morning.

Space saver

Musterhaus Mannheim 159 Modern style bedroom by Skapetze Lichtmacher Modern
Skapetze Lichtmacher

Musterhaus Mannheim 159

Skapetze Lichtmacher

7. Small space should not stop you from infusing color-blocking in your home. A bold and daring color can distract from the limited space of the room.

Highlight a color

8. This orange cabinet definitely stands out against the white wall and ceiling of the room.

Add furniture

9. This blue wall mounted cabinet becomes a focal point in the room. It certainly pops up against the bright yellow colored floor.

Go halfway

10. One interesting way to infuse color blocking is going halfway with the wall paint. It adds character and personality to the room.

Closed kitchen

11. If you have a closed kitchen, painting it in one color is an excellent way to incorporate color-blocking in your home.

Bold color

12. Yellow may be a hard color to pull off. But this kitchen cabinetry definitely makes it look easy!

Multi colored storage

East London Apartment by Draisci Studio Modern
Draisci Studio

East London Apartment

Draisci Studio

13. If you can't decide on one color for your shelves why don't you try three to five color combination? It sure worked for this kitchen!


14. Furniture and walls are not the only ones that can enjoy the fun. Chairs or small objects like vase can add to the color-blocking elements in your dining room.

Three colored couch

15. You can also try subtle elements of color-blocking like this three colored couch.

Masculine blue

16. If you want something that looks manly, try this cobalt blue wall. That leather chair adds a more masculine appeal, too.

Extend outside

17. Don't limit yourself inside the house. This color-blocking setup in the terrace would be perfect for summer.

Book shelf

Broadgates Road by Granit Architects Modern
Granit Architects

Broadgates Road

Granit Architects

18. The OC in you will have fun in color-blocking the spine of these books.

Colorful pillows

19. If you're not ready for any permanent color-blocking in your house, start with pillows and see how you feel about it.

Kids' play

20. The children's room is playground for color blocking. Bright, happy colors are the way to go!

Funky wall

21. Pick a nice wall or corner in the house and paint it with an exciting color like this one. Then put up funky, colorful, and interesting trinkets to complete the look. 

Are you inspired to try color-blocking in your home? Which one is your favorite idea? We'd love to hear from you below.
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