black cabinetryUse bold color in your home.

Color doesn’t have to be garish to make a statement. Black cabinets, as seen above, add depth and masculinity to the gun room we recently designed for some clients.  Paired with the circle-sawn barn wood on floors and walls, and you’ve got a serious man cave that nobody wants to leave.

entryHow about a little sizzle in the entryway? The red terra-cotta floors are special—but the red entry column bases are one-of-a-kind. The barn red does not (NOT) marry you to a color scheme, either. Like denim, barn red is an easy color to share throughout any home. Use bold color. Go red.

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Speaking of denim, how about a blue slate floor? This naturally blue stone really popped in this traditional French manor home. Set in a bright, natural-light dining room, the blue continued to change colors throughout the day as the sunshine (or grey skies) reflected off the stone’s surface. Use Bold Color! Go Blue!

Rustic Elegance

Rustic Elegance

This picture may be quite familiar to Jess Alway Home fans, but it keeps getting talked about A LOT. The yellow Venetian plastered walls are BRIGHT but never overpowering. They absolutely set the tone for this warm, Tuscan home—somehow being both decadent and inviting at the same time. Yes, people talk(ed) about the color from the moment they walked through the doors and that home was always full of good cheer. Yellow is by far, the happiest color. It wakes up kitchens, smiles through every living room, and hugs each visitor as they walk through the front door. Use bold color in your home. Go Yellow.

Antiqued Kitchen

Antiqued Kitchen

And from one of my favorite kitchens of all-time—behold the antiqued green cabinets! These cabinets went through copious rounds of hand-detailing to give them a deep patina and weathered appearance. But it wasn’t the meant-to scratches that got any attention. It was the color. People wanted to color match it: not quite mint, but not emerald either. The green said SPRING and GOOD MORNING to every one it met. And, the color pairs perfectly with red brick and natural wood floors. And copper, or chrome, or white marble, and black granite…you get the picture. Use bold color. GO GREEN.

So, if you didn’t catch the message yet: it’s okay to use color in your home. Color itself is not garish. Any and all colors can be used in classic, thoughtful designs.

Call Jess or Aaron today to set up an appointment and talk about color. Moving to Bend? Even better. We’ll help you find a lot and draw the perfect house. With color.