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Making Bold Color Work in a Traditional Home

Many of us are familiar with traditional style because it is familiar to us. Our grandparents were traditional, our parents love traditional, and now we feel as if traditional truly means home. But we do live in the 21st century where we can take the traditional and add an updated twist with a dose of bold color. Now when we say bold, we don’t mean “loud”. Your bold color choice should enhance your traditional spaces, not over power it. Take a look at a few examples below.

Bold wall paper in powder room

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This bold red wallpaper is fabulous for the powder room. It is perfectly fine to spruce up a small space with a punch of powerful color.


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Instead of regular old white bi-fold doors for the laundry center, add a pop of bold color and interest with colored sliding barn doors.


red vintage dresser

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If you have old wood furniture pieces that you would like to repurpose in the home, repaint an old dresser or console table a bright, bold color for a colorful vignette.

Do you need an interior designer to help you update your Kansas City home with bold color and exquisite design? Contact The Decorative Touch by calling 913-888-1388.