Color blocked, Mondrian-style, Skittles-paletted mid-century home decor #Homes & Tours#color palettes#colorado#colorful#kitchens#living room#orange#real estate#retro/vintage#stained glass August 23 2012 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin 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! 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 steel 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. 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. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Check out this sweet vintage black-and-white cartoon nursery NEXT Use a magnet to hold a nail in place and save your thumbs Show/Hide comments [ 16 ] I'm dying over here! That is so, so, so what I want. Rest assured this post will be referred back to repeatedly. 2 agree Reply 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. 6 agree Reply Yeah. Real estate agents aren't necessarily great photographers… Maybe hire a pro for big stuff like that. Also.. Yes, I love mid century homes! Reply Related: How I staged & photographed my home for sale Reply I've never been so jealous of anything in my life. Reply 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! 1 agrees Reply Hello there, I would like to ask you about the fugue's colour of black and white flooring? Thank you for your time. orlin Reply 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! 2 agree Reply 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. 2 agree Reply Ooh, an ocean-like color scheme would be AMAZING. But I'm totally a sucker for orange decor. My home is swimming in it. 😉 1 agrees Reply I love it. It's colorful without being over the top. 1 agrees Reply Just gonna geek out over the orange and for a bit SQUEEEEEEE Fantastic Reply 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? 1 agrees Reply 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. Reply Checkerboard floors are my FAVORITE. But our real estate agent said the same thing! Hmm. Reply I'm still in love with this house so hard <3 I might have changed the hues to be red, blue, and green (additive primary colors, yo!), a bit more pure and saturated, but daayum I still love MCM houses SO MUCH. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.