3 Tips for Going Bold

Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing, Sue Wadden, offers up tips on how to use bold colors in your space, so your place will stand out.

Living room, bold green walls, big window, hanging straw armchair

Start Big

“Think of your color selection process as a funnel,” Sue says. “It’s a great way to narrow down your personal color preferences. Are you a warm or a cool color person, for example? Once you have a general idea, you can move on to things like neutral vs. bold.”

Dining room, bold pink wall, white table and chairs

Bold Accent

“An accent wall is all about balance. If your walls are painted a neutral color, for example, then perhaps a bold paint color with depth and richness would be appropriate for your accent wall. On the other hand, a deep, rich wall color might be equally dramatic with a light, bright accent wall color. Look at the color wheel – colors that ‘sit’ next to each other usually pair up well.”

Bedroom, orange, rojo dust and dark grey wall, half of the bed

Rule of Three

“When incorporating a bold accent wall in a room, it is helpful to coordinate with the style of your home. A great color scheme is put together with an odd number of colors – three colors in a scheme are recommended by most designers. Think: primary color, first accent color, and second accent color.”

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