Last weekend, I received the Miescisko Fall Color Issue in the mail (yes, I subscribe to the magazine I work for), and I was blown away by the red raspberry, pink begonia, and citron green walls in the featured homes. Although I just painted my own New York City apartment soft gray a few months ago, I decided to search around on Apartment Therapy for a few more practical tips to incorporate those vibrant hues into a small, neutral space.
The first great idea came from , which suggests placing a few bright furnishings in a white room. I'm now convinced my plain oak dining room table can use a coat of Benjamin Moore's deep purple, Caponata.
Although I can't paint the hardwood floors in my current apartment, someday I hope to incorporate ideas from into my home. Instead of classic black or white gloss, this post suggests using orange resin. The shade would look superb in an open Lower East Side loft.
And if I wanted to cover my neutral walls and start anew, I would consider designing the room in a single color palette, such as or . A monochromatic space — even in bright, primary shades — seems fresh and modern. I'm really starting to think that red is the new gray.