Perfectly Imperfect: Bold Bohemian Color Meets the White Box

Perfectly Imperfect: Bold Bohemian Color Meets the White Box

Leah Moss
Aug 26, 2009

It's the perfect look for the color lover who's wary of living in an oppressively vibrant gypsy wagon. Most homes need a balance of interesting color and refreshing white, which in the average house usually translates to bold hued walls and white slipcovers. We're loving this striking and livable version of the reverse...

Color compromise is a slippery slope especially for those dwelling in a lively home with lots of visitors, young children, or pets. Your color cravings have you splashing the rainbow all over your walls, which leaves you feeling claustrophobic, so you buy some bright white sofas to even out the mix, but then find it's too stressful to keep them looking clean, so you swap them out and settle for a stain-hiding brownish beige...only to end up with a rather bland, haphazard looking home. Whew!—it's an exhausting process for a not so great end result.

So why not embrace your white walls and opt for plenty of spill-masking patterns for a look that's casual, comfortable, but still hints at clean?

(Images: 1: Bridget Kelly via Kids Today Online, 2: James Merrell, 3: Lauren Resen, 4,5: Marie Claire Maison, 6: Ashley Ann via Ohdeedoh)

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