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My partner wants a bland palette in our new home. What can I do to keep color alive?

By on May 31st

Bright entrance to someones home

Photo by tibchris. Used under Creative Commons license.

Ashley asks:

My boyfriend and I are building a new house here in Northern Wisconsin. My current home (that we are selling) has a turquoise bedroom and an orange kitchen. It's an amazing color explosion. He always has said that he liked it and enjoyed living in it but he's getting the new house painted in shades of very suburban taupe and tan. I might die a little inside with this lack of color!

I've told him that I would love to do some colors on the walls but he's really resistant. We have all new furniture that is also BROWN and hardwood floors in the new house. Basically, if this house was an analogy of a clown puking all over everything — which is a description I've heard — the new house would make that same clown drop dead from sadness.

What can I do to spiff up a brown home without scaring my conservative boy?

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