Color Theory: Embrace the New Year with Bold Color

As the home columnist for Wacoan magazine, I’m psyched to share my insights and ideas about interior design and home decor each month. Here’s an excerpt from my current column, “Color Theory: Embrace the New Year with Bold, Unapologetic Color”. Read the full article over at, and check out the full article archive here.

Color Theory - embrace color in interiors in 2017. Article by Lesley Myrick.

January is all about renewal, revitalization and fresh starts. I think 2017 will be the year that color makes a major comeback in interiors — thank goodness! Neutrals have their place, but it’s time to embrace the colors we love in our homes again this calendar year.

I’ve always been a color lover. When I was old enough to paint my own bedroom, at about age 12, I chose a pale, sky blue for both the walls and ceiling. Given that it was so totally cool at the time, I also sponge-painted a few dreamy clouds for that realistic sky effect. (Spoiler alert: ’90s sponge-painting in no way resembled real clouds.)

I even went the extra mile and purchased matching blue mini blinds, which remain to this day despite the fact the walls haven’t been blue for two decades.