While I've labelled myself a steadfast all-white devotee, and this is certainly true of most of my home, I can't deny the fact that deep down I really do love colour! Lots of it! In bright, bold tones and eye catching pops. I think perhaps my hesitation is the long term commitment to it on a large scale. My very favourite way to use colour in my home is in vibrant little pops - usually through art, books or the occasional throw pillow. I'm not sure why, but I often neglect the option of paint. Adding colour through paint often conjures up images of overwhelming red walls and sometimes I have to say I find the overuse of colour to feel almost oppressive. Bright little pops are just the right fit for me - I love the idea of adding a little extra interest with a hidden little jolt of colour! Painting the inside of drawers in a cabinet, or just the edge of a plain white door seems like the perfect unexpected surprise. Not so much you'd really go tired of it, and the easiest switch if you ever do.
A crisp white door, classic brass hardware and a pop of bright tangerine!
Brightly painted drawers inside a cabinet.
P.S. This idea reminded me of this previous post - a plain white cabinet with a beautiful gold interior.