Thinking outside of the box? Found that bright color you want to test on a wall, but you’re afraid it isn’t timeless? If you are afraid to commit to a color or concept and want to try to stretch your wings and experiment with something bold, do so in your powder room.
Opportunities for Bold Design
Powder rooms, mudrooms, and laundry rooms offer minimal wall and floor space and a chance to diverge from a color palette that might be more soothing for rooms that you spend more time in. These types of rooms are transitional and thus poised for activity. Unlike family rooms or bedrooms, where you might want to relax and calm down after a long day, these transitional spaces can be full of character and design. Use these areas to express yourself.
Go bright and bold on your floor! Colors on horizontal surfaces are not nearly as intense as colors on vertical surfaces. Or add interest by making tile “rugs” by using complementary colored tiles in a rectangular pattern as this client did in their new custom home.
Select artifacts that have aesthetic interest while being functional. My favorite way to express interest is in wall hooks, pieces of art, or one-of-a-kind counter tops. This client wanted to have a lodge-type feel for their Meadowlark custom home.