Bold color room makeover | Midwest Living

Bold color room makeover

This living room went from ho-hum to hot with brushstrokes of rich, gorgeous red.


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Furniture face-lift

Afraid to make the commitment to bold color on walls, but looking for room-changing pizzazz? Give a chair, table or cabinet a coat of paint. A high-gloss adventurous or neutral color reenergizes a dated piece of furniture, making it seem brand-new. Use the piece as a focal point or a harmonizing element in a repainted room. Sherwin-Williams Antique White turned the black bamboo Chippendale-style arm chair into a light, airy piece that adds to the contemporary feel of our room. The newly painted red accent table repeats the hue from the walls for balance.

Red-and-white pillows and a zebra rug add graphic, sophisticated pattern.

Buying guide

Art LG106A Calla Lily on Gold I by Laura Gunn. Gallery Direct. (800) 455-3211;
Patterned pillows Chinoiserie, color: red (on sofa); Cherry Blossom, color: gold (on white chair). Gumps. (800) 284-8677;
Window treatment Natural woven Waterfall Shades, color: Naiya/Ivory 13291. Smith and Noble. (800) 248-8888;

Sofa Zoe, upholstery: SM6ZP923631. Chair (red)  Allegra Stationery, upholstery: SM6ZB968405. Ottoman Roundabout, upholstery: SD6ZQ956941. La-Z-Boy. (800) 375-6890;
Side table 05310 Perry metal rectangle. Home Decorators Collection. (800) 240-6047;

Paint colors
Walls Cashmere interior acrylic latex, color: SW6608 Rave Red, finish: Low Luster. Backs of bookcases Cashmere interior acrylic latex, color: SW6992 Inkwell, finish: Low Luster. Chair Duration Home interior acrylic latex, color: SW6119 Antique White, finish: Semi-gloss. Side table Duration Home interior acrylic latex, color: SW6608 Rave Red, finish: Semi-gloss. Mirrors Duration Home interior acrylic latex, color: SW7004 Snowbound, finish: Semi-gloss. Sherwin-Williams. (800) 474-3794;



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