This is an easy, inexpensive project that will add a pop of colour to your walls. One of the limitations of living in a rented apartment is the lack of colour on the walls. Most of the rooms are a creamy white, also known as builder's beige...yuck. Our kitchen is stark white as in there was no pigment added to the paint whatsoever! The cabinets are beige. The floor is beige. The horizontal blinds are white. The counter top is beige and white. Not a very exciting colour palette.
Little by little we are adding colour to the kitchen. I found these foam mouldings at our local ReStore for $2 a piece and thought they would be perfect for shadow boxes on the wall. They were primed white but I primed them again just to make sure the paint would stick to the smooth surface. I took paint from existing liters that I already had for other projects (a chair and table makeover that will be revealed soon) to paint the mouldings with a burst of colour.
Painted in an intense orange and pea green the shadow boxes really pop off the white walls. They are a fun way of displaying some of our small things. The top cube houses an art piece by J's friend Mary, the middle cube showcases our sake cups and for now, the bottom holds our chopstick holders.
As I add more posts about our apartment you may notice that I like orange and green. I like to think that I am creating a cohesive palette for our small 500 sq ft apartment and not that I can't decorate with any other colours.
Do you have favourite colours that you always gravitate toward when decorating?