House Beautiful
Updated: January 22, 2013 6:00 PM
10 Surprising Ways to Add Colour to Your Home

Whether it's on a pair of pillows, the back of a bookshelf, the floor or the ceiling, a splash of unexpected colour transforms any space from boring to breathtaking

Paint the Floor (© Jonny Valiant)
  • Paint the Floor (© Jonny Valiant)
  • Add Eye-Catching Fringe (© Thomas Loof)
  • Create a Friendly Entry (© Francesco Lagnese)
  • Rescue Boring Bookshelves (© Jonny Valiant)
  • Frame Wallpaper (© Bjorn Wallander)
  • Try a Sink in an Unexpected Hue (© Sarah Bonk)
  • Look to Lighting (© Francesco Lagnese/James Merrell)
  • Trim a Curtain (© Reed Davis)
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Paint the Floor
"With the pink, tangerine, and lavender colour palette and the zigzag Missoni-esque pattern on the floor, the master bedroom has a very retro feel to it," says designer Mona Berman, who updated a New Jersey beach house for a young family. The floor is painted Salmon Berry and White Dove, both by Benjamin Moore. The headboard is upholstered in Henry in Rose by Raoul Textiles. Pouf from John Derian.

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