Color Blocking Projects

  • August 26, 2015

Color blocking is a huge trend! What is it, you ask? It’s a technique where you take bold colors (complimentary colors) and put them together for the widest contrast possible! This trend can be seen a lot in fashion, but you can also create home decor in this style too! Here are some fun DIY projects that incorporates this gorgeous trend for your home.

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These bamboo trivets are completely transformed by Sugar and Cloth with painters tape and heat resistant paint! Ashley Rose recommends that you apply a base coat of white first to create a lovely contrast. These can be placed near your stove or on the kitchen table to apply hot plates and bowls in a stylish way.

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Do you want to add a nice pop of color to your space? DIY Showoff creates this simple art piece by arranging frog tape on a piece of plywood and painting the tapped off areas with contrasting and complimentary colors. As the paint is drying, peel away the tape and let the paint fully dry before hanging on your wall. How simple is that?

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A new clock can spruce up a space very easily! If you go to any craft store, they are now selling clock kits and clock bases! Almost Makes Perfect paints half of the clock to give a modern look. This color block design is so easy to create and you can use any color!

6a00d8358081ff69e201b8d0d78f21970c-800wiIf you’re a cat owner, you know how expensive scratching posts can be. A Beautiful Mess provides step by step instructions on how to create a color blocked post that your kitty will love and won’t be an eyesore in your home!

TCB-Colorblock-Kim-DemmonBring color blocking into your office! Today’s Creative Life uses paint, painters tape and cheap clipboards (from Target) to create an easy way to hang important messages and ideas in your office. Each paint color will take about 2 coats to make the colors really POP.

14490583192_2bc015a053_bA door mat can be pricey. Instead of spending the big bucks, IKEA offers $5 door mats that can be customized easily! Hi Sugar Plum Blog uses a vinyl decal to add a friendly message in the corner of the mat and paints half of the mat with black spray paint. This adds a dose of personality to your front door and will make everyone smile when they come to visit.

photo[2]These color blocked spoons can add to the color scheme in a kitchen. The Happy Homebodies creates a ‘homemade’ look to her spoons by hand painting the spoons by forgoing painters tape to create a clean line. This is perfect for a bridal shower or wedding gift!

DSC_4104Succulents are always great to have in your home. The chic DIY project can really transform a basic vase! The Proper Blog creates this color block geometric vase that is so simple replicate. She introduces us to this gorgeous liquid gold paint that REALLY makes this vase look expensive.

Crayon-10-VarietiesDid you know that you can make candles with melted down crayons? Brit + Co creates this color block look by keeping the votive at an angle while you’re pouring the crayon/wax mixture. This technique will keep the colors from mixing and create a striking contrast.


We hope that these DIY projects have inspired you to add some color blocking into your home. Luckily all these project require very little supplies and time so you can complete them in no time at all! Happy Hump Day!

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