Use what you have and love what you have is the theme in this hallway.
Hanging chairs on your wall is a bold move. Finding block letters isn’t too hard. Art is always
in order. Whether it’s poster art, children’s art or great art we need to adorn our walls.
Think outside of the box. Experiment. One important thing to keep in mind –
there should be something interesting, something exciting
at each end of your hallway.
This room is no less dramatic, intense then our previous two examples.
But the wood paneling on the walls doesn’t have the same power as the oxblood.
The ceiling only provides us with the handsome rich color. It’s softly repeated in
the seating and the console on the far right wall.
You can tone down or even up strong color like this oxblood by using creams and whites.
The creamy sofa and carpet are doing the job nicely. The art adds to the drama
and adds a bit of personality to the room which you don’t quite have in our previous example.
The art in example one provides a great pattern for the large wall. Both are wonderful – just different.
Oxblood is a favorite of one of my clients. This color is very dramatic.
When working with such a strong color – good lighting is required.
The room is going to tend to look moody, romantic, dramatic.
It will never be light-hearted, beachy or even causal. The intense color
sets the stage. This room is also modern though oxblood is the traditional
cranberry and has the made the trip to modern very well.
This soft green brings the excitement of color without the intimidation
of strong color. The designer very creatively brought a mix of colors
to the room with the blues, greens, soft pinks and reds. The art over
the sofa ties the room together as well as the colors repeated in
the pillows about the room. The carpet picks up the same colors as
in the pillows. The importance of repetition is obvious in this room.
Two lamps, double bookcases, coordinated pillows, and the matching chairs.
Symmetry in good working order. Color and pattern are plentiful.
This salmon or coral wall color is beautiful. This is a large room and it handles this bold color very well.
Only one wall of strong color – notice how they put a pale coral on the adjacent wall. Then there are
neutrals to balance this strong color. The white built-in cabinets for the other wall, the over-sized seating
and the checkerboard carpet make this strong palette doable.
This is a good way to add color if you are a bit timid or perhaps you don’t like strong, intense color.
This Celadon green is charming no matter where you put it. Kitchen, living room or bedroom. It’s a pastel,
almost a neutral it’s so accommodating. Greens typify, encourage harmony and balance. This green is so pale
I don’t think it would fit into the other green identifiers of envy or wealth.