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10 Ways to Make a Splash With Color

Written by Sara Brown

In a wood home, you run the risk of being surrounded by brown, brown and — you guessed it — more brown. Instead, add a little color. Need some inspiration? Check out 10 of our favorite bold and beautiful timber spaces.

(Plus: Click on each image for more home info.)
A neutral hue like this sage green is a natural choice for a timber home. Photo by Roger Wade. Home by Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company. A neutral hue like this sage green is a natural choice for a timber home. Photo by Roger Wade. Home by Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company.

 
Mixing and matching styles and colors can work in a timber home. Mixing and matching styles and colors can work in a timber home.

 
A soothing hue like this soft blue works perfectly in a cozy bedroom space. A soothing hue like this soft blue works perfectly in a cozy bedroom space.

 
Red cabinetry in a rustic finish makes a statement in any wood home. Photo by Heidi Long. Red cabinetry in a rustic finish makes a statement in any wood home. Photo by Heidi Long.

 
Don't be afraid to go bold like this touch of lime green. Don't be afraid to go bold like this touch of lime green. Photo by Roger Wade.

 
Add an element of surprise by going bright on your home's exterior. Photo by Roger Wade. Home by Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company. Add an element of surprise by going bright on your home's exterior. Photo by Roger Wade. Home by Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company.

 
Contrast the colors on your walls and ceiling for added visual interest. Photo by Roger Wade. Home by Riverbend Timber Framing. Contrast the colors on your walls and ceiling for added visual interest. Photo by Roger Wade. Home by Riverbend Timber Framing.

 
Sometimes a touch of color goes a long way, like this striking blue soaking tub. Photo by Roger Wade. Home by Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company. Sometimes a touch of color goes a long way, like this striking blue soaking tub. Photo by Roger Wade. Home by Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company.

 
Sunny shades like this rich  yellow pair perfectly with warm, honey-colored woods. Photo by Heidi Long. Home by Mindful Designs. Sunny shades like this rich yellow pair perfectly with warm, honey-colored woods. Photo by Heidi Long. Home by Mindful Designs.

 
Bonus spaces like recreational rooms and home theaters are great places to incorporate unexpected color. Photo by Heidi Long. Home by Locati Architects. Bonus spaces like recreational rooms and home theaters are great places to incorporate unexpected color. Photo by Heidi Long. Home by Locati Architects.