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Repainting a room is one of the easiest ways to freshen the décor while changing
the feel of the room. The hottest design trend this year takes this to a whole new
level. Color-blocking techniques are dominating magazines and social media with
vivid color palettes and bold geometric patterns, turning the traditional painting
project into something special.

Color-blocking takes many forms—everything from a simple way to differentiate
one space from another by changing the wall shade, to artistic pairings that would
feel at home in a modern art gallery. Your style most likely falls somewhere in
between. The common theme is to try something new while changing the feel of
the room.

Before you start your project, take time to consider the desired final look.
Consider the relationship of your chosen colors and how each plays a part in the
design. Bright shades create a sense of energy while softer tones are calming. Use
blocked color to trick the eye into adding or subtracting space using light or dark
colors. Color-blocking can also be used to draw attention to architecturally
interesting elements, such as a curved entrance or crown molding.

This weekend is a great time to update your space by trying something new and
modern. Choose traditional color palettes and subtle shapes to compliment your
current design or go bold and completely change the room. Any home décor style
can benefit from the techniques of color-blocking with a little imagination,
masking tape, and a paintbrush.