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July 22, 2013
From an orange shipping container addition to a cleverly-painted kitchen divider, click to see how these six homeowners used color to add personality to their homes.
Dining room with hidden benches for storage

Red paint was used in this New York apartment to bring light into a formerly unused hallway. The Safety Red paint by Benjamin Moore stays bright during the light of the day, but "becomes a richer, darker, very relaxing red at night."

Photo by: Nicholas Calcott

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Originally appeared in Tunnel Vision
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Modern kitchen with yellow sectioned walls and monochrome appliances

Yellow "American Cheese" paint by Benjamin Moore was used to add a bright splash of color to this Los Angeles kitchen.

Photo by: Lisa Romerein 

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Originally appeared in Colorful Remodel in Los Angeles
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Green plywood door shelf space

The bright green walls in this Tokyo bedroom open up the space, making it look larger than it actually is. 

Photo by: Ryohei Hamada

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Originally appeared in This Shape-Shifting Apartment Lets an Architect Work from Home
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Modern glass-and-metal shelves

This contemporary home in rural Ontario is accented by bold, rustic hues of charcoal-blue.

Photo by: Derek Shapton

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Originally appeared in The Off-Grid Home That Doesn't Worry About Too Many Gadgets
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Master bedroom with couch-bed, Ikea desk, and rocking chair.

A white interior palate with black accents is the perfect starting point to display attention to crafty details for this 660-square-foot apartment in Helsinki.

Photo by: Petra Bindel 

Originally appeared in Fine Finnish: Master Bedroom
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The tangerine shade of the shipping container in the middle of the living room pays homage to the industrial roots of this San Francisco home.

Photo by: Drew Kelly

Originally appeared in How to Design with Orange
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Dining room with hidden benches for storage

Red paint was used in this New York apartment to bring light into a formerly unused hallway. The Safety Red paint by Benjamin Moore stays bright during the light of the day, but "becomes a richer, darker, very relaxing red at night."

Photo by: Nicholas Calcott

Photo by Nicholas Calcott. Image courtesy of Copyright: 2010 Nicholas Calcott. All rights reserved..

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