6 Color Stories for Modern Interiors

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July 23, 2013
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.
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  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.Color Story: WhiteWhile 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  Photo by: Gregory Miller

    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.

    Color Story: White

    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

    Photo by: Gregory Miller

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  Color Story: BlueBlue: 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  Photo by: Raimund Koch
    Color Story: Blue

    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

    Photo by: Raimund Koch

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  Color Story: GreenPantone 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  Photo by: Hertha Hurnaus
    Color Story: Green

    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

    Photo by: Hertha Hurnaus

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  Color Story: OrangeThe 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.  Photo by: Gunnar KnechtelCourtesy of: Gunnar Knechtel
    Color Story: Orange

    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.

    Photo by: Gunnar Knechtel

    Courtesy of: Gunnar Knechtel

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  Color Story: YellowAs 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  Photo by: Naomi FinlayCourtesy of: © 2012 Naomi Finlay
    Color Story: Yellow

    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

    Photo by: Naomi Finlay

    Courtesy of: © 2012 Naomi Finlay

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  Color Story: RedDid 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.  Photo by: John Clark
    Color Story: Red

    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.

    Photo by: John Clark

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