February 1, 2013
Our Color Stories have been so popular on Dwell.com, we've decided to share more inventive color inspiration. Here, we feature a selection of spaces showcasing bold washes of bright color on floors, walls, cabinets, and more (including a major case of matchy-matchy that works).
Miller House kitchen with a turquoise blue mosaic tile wall

Only opened to the public last year, the iconic Miller House features a brilliant monochromatic kitchen with teal mosaic tilework and glossy cabinetry.

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Originally appeared in Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen
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The warmth of wood in the Dolce and Burnham Residence balances the intensity of bold red cabinetry; it's a good example of how even heavy doses of strong color don't have to overwhelm a space.

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Originally appeared in Long Island Summer Home Gets a Modern Addition
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Modern kitchen with yellow sectioned walls and monochrome appliances

The saturated hues of the Devis-Purdy house wowed readers and had our inboxes flooded with requests for information about the colors. We contacted the project contractor, who told us the following:

"In order to get the color brightness and hues seen on the stucco walls we used a custom mixed process listed below:1. The design team selected the following colors: Benjamin Moore Pink Punch 2006-50, Benjamin Moore America Cheese 2019-40.2. We acquired a lacquer concrete stain that custom-matched the colors.3. We added a yellow and pink color pigment to the stucco mix before applying both the base and finish coats on walls. (From Davis Colors)4. Before the 'finish stucco coat' had completely dried we applied the custom matched lacquer stain.

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Originally appeared in Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles
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Pink master bedroom with hot tub

Well-matched: Bedding and a sliding panel wall treatment in the bedroom of the home featured in Harlem Renaissance.

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Originally appeared in Harlem Renaissance
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Scandic Grand Central in Stockholm

The Scandic hotel: More, in the case of color at least, really is more.

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© Patrik Lindell
Originally appeared in The Scandic Grand Central, Stockholm
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red painted tunnel kitchen dining room

The glossy Safety Red paint by Benjamin Moore catches the light by day but “becomes a richer, darker, very relaxing red at night,” says one of the residents of this East Village, New York home.

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Copyright: 2010 Nicholas Calcott. All rights reserved.
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Modern upstairs media lounge room with sectional sofa

A neutral palette in this budget-friendly vacation home in Mexico is punched up by a surprising application of high-octane orange.

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Originally appeared in Two Brothers Bring Their Families Together to Share a Scenic Getaway
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Architect Grant explains that the recessed orange wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction.

In the Dayton Residence, coral paint goes from backsplash to floor and beyond. The architect explains that the recessed wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction.

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Originally appeared in Urban Usonian
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Miller House kitchen with a turquoise blue mosaic tile wall

Only opened to the public last year, the iconic Miller House features a brilliant monochromatic kitchen with teal mosaic tilework and glossy cabinetry.

Photo by Leslie Williamson.

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