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For modern looks with bold statements, we've rounded up inspiring ideas for every room in the home.
When springtime comes around, we always crave a little colour. A bold hue can liven up any room and reinvent the feel of a home. We’ve rounded up our top picks for rooms that boast big colours in big ways.Divine DiningDining rooms tend to centre around the table and chairs, and this design in a Mount Royal Home by Paul Lavoie, pictured above, is no exception. The designer has brought in a bright colour palette in his choice of chairs, which then transcends into decor accents throughout the space.
Orange AppealIn this Paul Lavoie-designed condo owned by Jim Shaw, a rich orange is paired with blacks and silvers to bring the drama. Incorporate plenty of sophisticated textures for this colour combo to avoid a cheesy Halloween look.
Colourful CookingGiving the kitchen a makeover can often be daunting as changes typically mean a full renovation. By adding colour in the walls or cabinetry, a room can have a completely new mood without the hassle. In an open concept kitchen, an accent wall does the job, like in this Kelowna kitchen designed by Room8.
Pink PresenceBedrooms bring endless options for integrating colour, from duvets to wardrobes. In this bedroom designed by Joanna Vagelatos, a rich pink hue was selected to create a feature wall and then enhanced by adding accessories that match the owner’s personality and style.
Roaring FireplacesFireplaces make for the ideal opportunity to explore creativity and add a touch of artistry to your home’s style. By replacing drab bricks and dusty mantels with bold colours and even eclectic patterns—like in this Vancouver home designed by Marianne Amodio—a living space is reinvigorated.