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Refresh your home with color. Discover how using color -- from neutrals to the brightest hues -- can transform your decor, whether you are redoing an entire room or simply updating your accessories or wall color. Our photos of rooms and helpful tips will help you use color like a pro. Try our do-it-yourself projects, which will bring both color and personality to your home. Learn how to put together the perfect color scheme using inspiration from our favorite rooms and homes and tips from interior designers and color experts. Get our best tips for incorporating your favorite colors into your decor for a home that is truly a reflection of your personality and tastes. You'll be amazed by what color can do for every room in your home, including your bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and more. If you're looking for a starting point, take our color personality quiz. Answer a few questions about your taste, style, and preferences, and you'll get a customized color palette, complete with tips and paint-color recommendations that will work best for you.

Bedroom Color Schemes

Whether you crave a palette of bright colors or prefer a soothing scheme of...

Living Room Color Schemes

A color scheme can set the tone for your living room. Find a fresh look for...

1 Living Room, 4 Color Schemes

When Better Homes and Gardens made over this New York state living room,...

Decorate with Pantone's Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity

Pantone surprised everyone this year by introducing a pair of pretty hues --...

Real-Life Colorful Bedrooms

Whether you want a bright, cheery bedroom or a simple, calm escape, these...

Better Homes and Gardens Paint Palettes

Love the paint colors you saw in the Better Homes and Gardens color story? Get...

Cozy Color Schemes for Every Room

Create a warm and inviting atmosphere in any room of your home with one of...

How to Use Fabric to Pick a Color Scheme

Choosing a color scheme is easy when you use a fabric for inspiration. It's a...

Go Beyond Beige

Is your home looking a little blah and beige? Hints of color and a little bit...

Why You Should Decorate with Purple Next

Purple decor is hot. Here's how to work it into your decorating plans for a...

Cozy Color Schemes for Winter

As the weather turns colder and the days become dark, finding ways to keep you...

Color Trends: Try It Now, Love It Forever

Stuck in a color rut? Infuse your spaces with a color that's hot now but will...

Crushing On: Indigo

Indigo is rich, bold, and on trend in fashion, home decor, and more. Use these...

5 Tips for Giving Your Home a Natural Edge + Habitat Book Giveaway

Hi everyone! It's Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home. I'm a DC-based decorator wh...

Our Best Tips for Choosing and Using Color

Want to liven up a dull room with color but not sure where to start? Use these...

Livable Color: Choosing Hues You'll Love to Live With

What's the secret to choosing the right color? Sure, there are principles and...

Pops of Color Kids' Rooms

Just say no to white walls and boring neutrals. Bring on the color for kids!

Decorating with Wine Colors

Just like their namesake drink, wine colors can evoke elegance, relaxation, or...

Add Color to Your Kitchen

Spice up a bland kitchen with color! Get tips from our expert stylists to...

Create Soothing Rooms with the Color Blue

Infuse your room with the calming and serene hues of America's favorite color....

Decorating with Color: Expert Tips

Our designers and editors dish out their tips for decorating with colors...

Bedroom Color Trends

Whether you're a night owl, a glam girl, an urban sophisticate, a little bit o...

The Color Wheel

Using color in decorating can be tricky. Make choosing a color scheme easier b...

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Paint Color

Staring down a fistful of paint chips and wishing one of the colors would just...

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