Color blocked, Mondrian-style, Skittles-paletted mid-century home decor

All photos courtesy of Redfin.
All photos courtesy of Redfin.

I am losing my shit over this impeccably restored period home in Denver, Colorado. Not only is the home a mid-century modern dream, but it's been decorated — inside AND out — in color-blocked, Mondrian-style, using a Skittles palette of bright reds, yellows, greens, and oranges.

If you'd like to be schooled on color-block decor, come drool all the fuck over this 1952 ranch home.

They even painted the windows!
They even painted the windows!
Even the garage door got in on the color-blocking action. So simple, yet SO bad ass.
Even the garage door got in on the color-blocking action. So simple, yet SO bad ass.
Hi, living room of my dreams, complete with cedar beamed ceilings and an awesome two-sided fireplace.
Hi, living room of my dreams, complete with cedar beamed ceilings and an awesome two-sided fireplace.
I can't tell you how much I love that they set out a bowl of Skittles to play off the color scheme. Brilliant and delicious!
I can't tell you how much I love that they set out a bowl of Skittles to play off the color scheme. Brilliant and delicious!
I really love the minimalist tv stand, on top of that raised area.
I really love the minimalist tv stand, on top of that raised area.
Here's a view of the living room and front door from the other side of the fire place. Hello front door, I want to enter you so hard.
Here's a view of the living room and front door from the other side of the fire place. Hello front door, I want to enter you so hard.
Gotta love this feature color-block wall.
Gotta love this feature color-block wall.
The bedroom gets in on the color-block action by having one wall painted a vibrant red.
The bedroom gets in on the color-block action by having one wall painted a vibrant red.
The bathroom has yellow paint with orange accents. I want that scale.
The bathroom has yellow paint with orange accents. I want that scale.
I have to say that the kitchen rivals the living room for badass-ery. I mean look at that yellow door and the stained glass window, combined with the retro dining set.
I have to say that the kitchen rivals the living room for badass-ery. I mean look at that yellow door and the stained glass window, combined with the retro dining set.
I'm also a fan of the stainless steal countertops.
I'm also a fan of the stainless steal countertops.
Here's a good lesson on how you can easily work a color-block look into your kitchen -- paint a couple of cabinet doors and then lay down a similarly colored floor mat.
Here's a good lesson on how you can easily work a color-block look into your kitchen — paint a couple of cabinet doors and then lay down a similarly colored floor mat.

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How fucking cool is this pass through bar area that goes from the kitchen to the dining area!? And don't think that I'm not also coveting that rug under the dining table.
How fucking cool is this pass through bar area that goes from the kitchen to the dining area!? And don't think that I'm not also coveting that rug under the dining table.

This house was on the market for $354,000. If I were to buy it I would do whatever the hell I had to do to purchase this baby fully-furnished. Because OMFG this is perfection.

  1. I'm dying over here! That is so, so, so what I want. Rest assured this post will be referred back to repeatedly.

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  2. Such a sweet midcentury house… with such unflattering photos! Note to the world: if you're selling your home, don't use a cell phone to take the listing photos. Seriously though, awesome house.

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    • Welcome to my personal hell. ;) SO so jealous of this amazing home, and I shall never possess it. But I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying the find as much as I did!

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      • Hello there,

        I would like to ask you about the fugue's colour of black and white flooring?

        Thank you for your time.

        orlin

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  3. When I went house shopping, every mid-century home was filthy and falling apart so I thought that houses from this era were a big no-no. Thanks for showing how nice they can be when they are cleaned up and given new life!

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  4. GodDAMN that is gorgeous.

    I would probably have gone with a different color scheme — blues and greens and aquas — just because living with that much orange would make my teeth itch, but that is totally my issue and the orange is right in line with most color-field painting.

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    • Ooh, an ocean-like color scheme would be AMAZING. But I'm totally a sucker for orange decor. My home is swimming in it. ;)

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  5. I love it. It's colorful without being over the top.

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  6. I'm curious to see what other people think about the black and white tile flooring (seen in the kitchen area). My husband actually LOVES it in general, and I kinda do too, but as we were house-shopping our real estate agent kept reassuring us how easy it would be to redo the floors in any house that had it, and even said something like, "Try to get over the hideous tiling, the rest of the room looks so great, doesn't it?" Do other people think it's gross, or are there other weirdos out there like me who enjoy the black and white tiling scheme?

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    • I LOVE them! I installed them in my last kitchen. They do a good job of hiding dirt and I think they look awesome at the same time. I think it's just a taste thing.

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    • Checkerboard floors are my FAVORITE. But our real estate agent said the same thing! Hmm.

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