We recently posted a story on ways to color accent your home. Here we delve deeper into six of the most-popular color stories for modern interiors: white, blue, green, orange, yellow, and red. Click through the slideshow for a spectrum of design inspiration.
While white may be interpreted as an absence of color, it is by no means absent of major impact when used in design. Here, Dwell looks back on 10 favorite homes that center around a white schema and prove that, when done correctly, the lack of color actually translates into an effortless cool that's present on any scale. Photo by: Gregory Miller
Blue: the color that helped catapult the careers of artist Yves Klein and musician Miles Davis, the most-prized and most-expensive hue in the Renaissance. We also think it makes for striking design accents, from vibrant cobalts to soothing navys. Click through the slideshow to see 10 inventive applications of the color. Photo by: Raimund Koch
Pantone announced that Emerald is its color of 2013. In honor of the verdant and vibrant color, we've collected a handful of projects that'll make you green with envy. Photo by: Hertha Hurnaus
The fact that no other word in the English language rhymes with orange also extends to the color's unrivaled ability to up the ante of any home. Here, Dwell's favorite homes featuring orange hues all show that the secret to using this often-feared color is a balance of neutral tones and plenty of natural light to reflect the color's citrusy brightness.
As these seven projects show, a wash of yellow does wonders for interiors by providing a lively contrast to more somber materials like steel and concrete. Photo by: Naomi Finlay
Did you know that red was the first color after black and white to be named? It has been found in cave paintings dating from 15,000 B.C., is the most frequently found color on national flags, and is rife with symbolism (the Red Scare anyone?). It's also happens to be the accent of choice in this gallery of 10 residences.