Posted by Lauran

Here at Visual Jill, we encourage our clients to take chances with paint color. We’re big fans of accent walls and even painted ceilings. But lately I’ve been noticing a trend toward color blocking—paint being used in new and different ways to accentuate certain parts of a room rather than an entire wall.

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Remodelista recently featured the home of French designer Caroline Gomez, above, who is clearly a genius in color blocking. Notice how the gray wraparound stripe in the bedroom calls to mind a headboard; and the mint green painted column designates the living room as its own space.


Another Remodelista post featured remodeling tips from Amanda Pays, who has color blocked a powder room for extra personality (above).

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Check out this bold angular color blocking from My Attic! I love how the aqua is duplicated on the wire stand and old typewriter.

If you don’t want to make such a dramatic statement, play with color on your interior doors—an easier way to do some color blocking.

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In this home featured on Design*Sponge, the owner chose to paint two doors in different bright citrus colors, and it really works!

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And it’s no surprise that the ladies at A Beautiful Mess would experiment with color blocking! This bold yellow door welcomes guests and gives a good hint of what’s behind it: more color and personality.

Photography credits:

Julien Fernandez, Matthew Williams, Marij Hessel, Aunt Peaches, Sarah Rhodes

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