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February 24, 2016
Feeling inspired by the Five Senses package in our current Interiors We Love issue? Check out these homes that use color to great effect.
Red tiles brighten up the kitchen and provides views throughout the house.

In the kitchen of a classic midcentury home in Portland, Oregon, the original red tiles survived a renovation and continue to add color and visual interest against a sea of wood paneling. 

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Originally appeared in Wood Paneling Loses its Dated Reputation with This Renovation of a 1959 Portland Gem
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In a 21st-century homage to both the compartmentalization of Hausmann-era interiors and graphic novels, the apartment features dozens of boxy shelves, highlighted by saturated colors. The motif also optimizes the small space as a drawing table folds away

Swaths of orange paint help to define spaces throughout the Paris home of a comic-book collector with a graphic bent. 

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Originally appeared in Shelf Life
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Neon green and yellow bedroom of Antwerp bedroom.

In Antwerp, the home and gallery shared by an artist of an architect uses color to define the form and function of different spaces. A bedroom gets an unexpected does of energy with a neon shade of chartreuse. 

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Originally appeared in A 6,000-Square-Foot Creative Dreamworld Packed with a Tropical Garden, Neon Rooms, and More
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When paired with a mirror, cabinets in soothing cerulean make the kitchen of a 258-square-foot Stockholm apartment feel anything but cramped. 

Originally appeared in Modern Tiny Kitchen Remodel in Sweden
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Lawrence relaxes in the master bedroom with a hand-rolled cigarette. The room has a lavender ceiling (Alice was told it’s the best color to see when waking).

When considering color, don't forget to look up! Artist Lawrence Weiner painted the ceiling of his West Village bedroom lavender (a hue he heard was the best to see upon waking).

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Originally appeared in Village People
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Red tiles brighten up the kitchen and provides views throughout the house.

In the kitchen of a classic midcentury home in Portland, Oregon, the original red tiles survived a renovation and continue to add color and visual interest against a sea of wood paneling. 

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