A Pop Of Color

Today’s decorating trends lean towards rooms or even entire buildings being done in an understated palette of whites, taupes, or grays but even in the starkest of rooms, most decorators will add a pop of color to lend personality to an otherwise neutral space. It doesn’t matter if the overall design is conservative, traditional, contemporary or eclectic, color is often used to highlight architectural details that might go unnoticed otherwise. It can also to add a feeling of warmth or whimsy to a sterile environment.

Whether it is done through paint, upholstery, window treatments or artwork, color can liven up even the most formal of rooms and brighten your spirits even on a cold and rainy day. I think we can all use a bit of color, especially now that we are confined to our homes and may be tired of looking at the same interior day in and day out. Let me share with you how color has been used in rooms that I have seen during my travels both near and far.

One of the most colorful towns my husband and I ever visited was Kaysersberg, France last year. The Michelin rated hotel and restaurant Le Chambard added to the color of the village not only on the outside but the inside as well. You would not expect such an eye popping, colorfully designed hotel in such a historic and traditional village.

le chambard hotel

The Colorful Le Chambard Hotel In Kaysersburg, France

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With its minimalist modern style, Hotel Riva on the banks of Lake Constance in Konstanz, Germany, will certainly please fans of interior design with its pale muted interior adorned with splashes of bright color.

lounge area at hotel Riva

The Lounge And Bar Area At The Riva Hotel

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Closer to home, Zota Beach Resort in Longboat Key, Florida, is a contemporary yet casual beachfront hotel located on the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel is decorated with a fun and colorful mix of furniture and art work.

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zota beach resort

Zota Beach Resort, Longboat Key, Florida

We can all use a bit of color in our life, whether it is just a small decorative pillow, a one of a kind painting or perhaps adding one wall of vibrant color to your home. So tell me my friends, does color brighten you mood and make you smile.

decorative pillow

Color Can Add A Bit Of Enjoyment To Life


About Karen

I travel the back roads of New England and beyond, sharing great food and interesting places.
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30 Responses to A Pop Of Color

  1. Mad Dog says:

    Kaysersberg looks so cheerful – a bit like something from Willy Wonka!

  2. Lovely colour photos, Karen. And yes colour does make me smile 🙂

  3. Many years ago I grew (or bought) every lime green plant I could – whether it was for the foliage or flowers. I just loved the color in the garden 🙂

  4. Darlene says:

    Spain is such a colourful country so we have colour all around us. From the colourful tiles to the flowers that bloom all year round, to the fabulous costumes in the fiesta parades, there is no lack of colour. I love it.

  5. Sunnycovechef says:

    Colors always catch our eyes and often lift our spirits. Those are beautiful photos Karen. Stay well and safe.

  6. Now these are my kinds of places. I am NOT a neutrals kind of woman! All that color makes my heart sing!

  7. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says:

    I love color! I could never have an all neutral home. My home is filled with reds, blues and yellows.

  8. Color is good this Saturday since it snowed all morning. 🙂

  9. I am all for lost of color. We only have one swath of white wall in our home – about a foot wide – in one of our bathrooms. The rest of the house is a riot of color. It makes us feel comfy. The colors you have shown here are fabulous and beyond! Love them all, especially the green chairs on the patio. How fun!

  10. Such lovely pops of colour, Karen. 😍

  11. Karen, I absolutely love color and must have it in my home! I enjoyed the doses of color that you have shown us!

  12. Such unique and interesting and places you have visited.

  13. sherry says:

    oh yes i love colour. our bathrooms are bright blue and white – so cheerful! we had our stairwell painted a turquoise kind of colour a few years back. the painter kept mumbling to himself: ‘haven’t seen this colour since the 70s!’. so funny… cheers sherry

  14. chef mimi says:

    These are all such great photos! I need to explore more of Alsace. It’s so quaint and beautiful.

  15. Larry says:

    Lots of color for sure and great pics. Thanks for checking in via email

  16. lifeincharente says:

    Cheery seeing all this colour in difficult times, well done great photos. Stay well and take care, Diane

  17. I like the happy colors. I go for a paler palette in my home, I think it works better with our very sunny weather.

  18. Oh, yes!! Color does lift one’s spirits….and what we need now more than ever!!

  19. lulu says:

    You know I love this post as anything emphasizing color is sure to grab my attention. It’s fun seeing how bold colors are used as they add so much energy to space. Hope you are doing well.

  20. A good pop of color especially after a long and hard winter is just what you need to brighten your day and outlook. So much beige, grey, white and black. Need more color!

  21. kitchenriffs says:

    Color always cheers me up! Which we all need at the moment, yes?

  22. I always love seeing photos like this – I just don’t have a decorating eye! However I can absolutely appreciate when someone does it well. I love the photos here – and, yes, the French village was a bit unexpected.

  23. eliotthecat says:

    I love those half and half, brown and white chairs. Lots of inspiration to be found from this one trip. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Juliana says:

    Oh Karen, I love this post…so uplifting with all the bold colors…and you sure take awesome pictures…
    Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe!

  25. 2 Sisters Recipes by Anna and Liz says:

    OH my, I love seeing your travels! France is such a beautiful country in all aspects. We traveled last summer with our girls to Menton and Monte Carlo and my daughter Lizzy was invited to stay with friends in Provence for one week and she absolutely loved it. It was a dream to be there and seems so long ago….

  26. Nancy says:

    I love color! So I enjoyed the color in your pictures!

  27. I am someone who loves color. Though I keep a neutral and electic interior, I have splashes of color everywhere. I am just not a gray person! Fun post!

  28. I Wilkerson says:

    The colors are beautiful. I always wanted a raspberry and peach sun room!

  29. We painted two rooms and a hallway during Covid. I went bold on the walls and chose Farrow and Ball Hague Blue. I love it.

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