My home was recently painted and was all one color. After a few months of admiring the sterile walls I decided it was time to add a pop of color. I didn't want to commit to an entire wall so I painted a color block of one color and selected the little niches and nooks (aka insets, bookcases, quiet corners). Love the transformation! Here's the before and a sample of one of several nooks in our house.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $50.00 Difficulty: Easy
Here's the larger inset above our television and fireplace mantel. This one was tricky standing on a mantel 12 feet off the ground and painting the arch, BUT it was worth it because I loved the contrast between the accent color.
I chose Hale Navy as the accent color for the niches and nooks! Love the contrast and the sharp navy. I first used Hale Navy when I painted our kitchen island with it to hide the spaghetti sauce that (somehow) ends up on the island.
Here are a few after photos. This one is the niche/nook off the garage entry door. It's a landing spot for bills, magazines and car keys. I wanted a space that said "Welcome Home" instead of "Get out." This is so much more welcoming.
I carried the color block across multiple rooms, but most in small spaces. The area above the fire place mantel in the family room was the largest space to paint.
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