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Interior design blogs — including this one — are filled with black and white rooms and with way more than 50 shades of grey, so today I thought I’d showcase some spaces that use color. These rooms were chosen simply because they feature color in some way and they all appealed to me. Are you using color in your own home? Let me know what your thoughts are on color in interior design.

Red

Lots of terrific reds going on here. | japanesetrash.com

The various reds here, from the interesting wall pattern to the sculpture and hangings, create a ton of energy in an otherwise traditional space. What about that door?!

Orange

Orange bedroom designed by Robert & Cortney Novogratz. | japanesetrash.com

Robert and Cortney Novogratz are favorite designers for me, and this orange bedroom in their New England home makes me smile. BTW, have you seen their new website?

Yellow

A completely groovalicious space. | japanesetrash.com

Love the vibe of this space, which goes from nice to groovalicious because of that yellow fauxdenza. And the awesome graphic prints!

Green

A handsome and serene living room. | japanesetrash.com

Using color doesn’t always equate to the over used “pop of color” dictum; this green living room is handsome and serene. Terrific accessories here, too.

Blue

Another serene space with deep blue walls. | japanesetrash.com

This deep blue color adds a layer of mystery to this otherwise relaxed space. I’m digging all the great textures here.

It has been a few weeks since I’ve gone through all my bookmarked design sites and pulled interior design ideas and inspiration from them to use on the blog. For the past couple of months, I’ve been posting my own series of entries and relying less and less on what the rest of the interior design blogosphere is doing to generate content on Japanese Trash. And I’m currently working on a new way of focusing my posts around a central idea each week, and I don’t know yet if the concept of Leftovers–something that has been a part of Japanese Trash since the very beginning (the first Leftovers post was on Nov 8, 2010)–will be part of that. So I thought I’d post these latest; who knows, they may be the last.

Terrific glimpse of this space. Wonderful red Chesterfield. | japanesetrash.com

This glimpse of industrial loft living room includes a terrific red Chesterfield–plus tons of concrete and windows.

This contemporary shower with large tiles and a glass wall feels futuristic. | japanesetrash.com

This contemporary shower with a glass wall, large tiles, and integrated lighting feels futuristic to me.

Simple materials used well; plus a Swan Chair is always welcome. | japanesetrash.com

Some of my favorite materials–wood, glass, stainless steel–are used well in this space; plus, the Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair is always welcome.

This pool and adjacent pool house are so inviting. | japanesetrash.com

This pool and its adjacent pool house are so inviting.

A serene glass-enclosed terrace in a wooded enclave. | japanesetrash.com

A glass-enclosed terrace perched high in the trees.

The awesome Austin workspace of Shyama Golden. | japanesetrash.com

I think you’ll agree that color is a very important aspect of interior décor. For one thing, there are so many options when it comes to deciding on what color scheme you want to use in any given space—from all white to neutrals to primaries… You get the idea. So, how do you start to decide on what colors to use?– See more at: The Interior Collective.

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