5 Examples of Color Drenching at Home to Inspire You

Saffron Marigold - Updated: March 23, 2024

Every color in your home reflects the kaleidoscope of your personality, and that’s why we love the transformative power of color in decor. Color drenching is a painting and decorating technique where you use the same color on your walls, ceiling, floor, furniture, decor, and even appliances and light fixtures. From all-pink living rooms inspired by Barbiecore style to living rooms bathed in blue, the color drenching trend is setting homes aglow with a newfound sense of vibrancy. It is transforming the way we perceive and experience our living spaces, and we are enjoying all this visual richness.

We’ve put together a list of five color drenched home interiors (and how to recreate them) that especially caught our eye—and heart. Take a look!

Photo: Derek Swalwell

5 Examples of Color Drenching in the Home

Brace yourself for a color explosion as we dive into these five gorgeous examples of color-drenching!

1. Color drenching a blue living room

Color drenching a room is a commitment. Take your time choosing the right color for you, especially if it’s a space that gets a lot of use like your living room or kitchen. You’ll want something that represents your unique point of view, but also something you will enjoy day in and day out.

Photo: Benjamin Moore

The color scheme

The rich, royal blue from Benjamin Moore (Deep Ocean 2058-30) cascades down from the ceiling over the built-in bookshelves, the window treatments, and the sitting furniture. Brown and white tones complement the saturated blue, and the large abstract wall art keeps the color scheme fresh.

The ambiance

Awash in this sea-inspired shade of blue, the living room above feels like a mix of coastal and modern traditional. The shell decor on the shelves, the rattan planter on the coffee table, the natural rug, and the wooden accent side table make this living room feel relaxed.

Get the look

Whether the majestic teal of the Northern Lights or the deep navy blue of the ocean, you can adapt your blue living room palette to your favorite hue. We have chosen navy blue decor as an example here.

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Hampton Armchair Navy Linen

Seaside living isn’t complete without a Hampton-style armchair to lounge in! Choose a set in ocean-inspired colors such as navy or azure for your blue living room.

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Pacific Blue Ocean Navy Throw Pillow

Make your blue seating even more comfortable with a throw pillow. Choose one in a matching color or complementary pattern such as this ocean-inspired design for a coastal look.

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Sapphire Seas – Blue Hand Painted Candles

Add fun to a color drenched blue living room by using various shades of blue. This set of candles is inspired by the glimmering blues of the sunlit ocean.

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Pacific Blue – Navy Blue Sheer Curtain

Don’t forget about color drenching your windows and window treatments! If you want to keep your window pane colors, try changing up your curtains in a matching color instead.

2. Serene Bedroom Retreat with a Two-Tone Color Drench

If you love color too much to pick just one, try a two-tone combination. In this technique, you can pair classics or chase that wow factor with unexpected combinations.

The color scheme

This color drenching example features two sweet hues: soft sage green and pale pink. Accented by white and brown, this bedroom transforms the space into a visually pleasing retreat that caters to both the senses and the spirit.

The ambiance

The soft sage green creates a serene backdrop, reminiscent of nature’s tranquility, while various shades of pink adds a touch of warmth and sophistication. Strategic use of white accents brightens the space, keeping it from looking too saccharine. The introduction of brown elements—the matching night stands, for example—grounds the palette, adding a sense of earthiness and balance.

Get the look

Play with patterns and texture to create contrast in your two-tone color drenched room. For starters, fabric lampshades, patterned bedding, and a metallic bedding offer different ways of using the same color. Whoever claims color drenching is boring need only look at this example to change their mind!

The Bedroom

Katrina Cast Bed

A metal frame bed with curved

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Dahlia Daydreams ~ Reversible Pink Duvet Cover

Pink is a fun, feminine color, and when done right, it’s absolutely elegant and sophisticated in the bedroom.

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Drum Lampshade – Pink Flower

Embroidered dahlias and other pink blooms are just the thing for a pink and sage green bedroom!

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Pale Pink Organic Cotton Percale Sheet Set

Use this blushing pink bedding sheet as the backdrop for a pink color drench bedroom.

3. Bold Kitchen Statements – Balancing Vibrancy with Functionality

In the kitchen and dining, use a dominant color for larger surfaces such as the walls, ceilings, and cabinets. Reserve the accent colors for smaller details such as your chair cushions, china on display, or table centerpieces.

Photo: Homes to Love

The color scheme

In the kitchen above, the primary color is an effervescent canary yellow. An attention-grabbing color like this shines even brighter with equally vibrant accents like rose red and emerald green. Balance the brightness with a neutral like brown for large items such as the cabinet or dining table. Delegating colors to large surfaces and accents helps define focal points in the dining room and kitchen.

The ambiance

Any shade of yellow brings a sense of cheerfulness and optimism to the kitchen and dining area. Emerald green accents punctuate the yellow palette, introducing a rich and luxurious touch. Strategic red adds a pop of excitement to the space.

Get the look

Textiles like curtains, rugs, and seat cushions should feature lively patterns that tie together the color scheme. Decor in emerald and red can be introduced to add depth and playfulness to your color drenched kitchen and dining.

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Indian Summer ~ Floral Orange Curtains

Red florals create a dynamic contrast against the orange, injecting energy into your kitchen.


Imperial Corolla Vase

Emerald green brings a sense of balance and sophistication to your energetic yellow backdrop.

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Plate Set

Sumptuous emerald tones and crisp white accents against the vibrant tones create a visually stunning, harmonious setting.

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Indian Summer ~ Orange Paisley Cotton Dinner Napkins

This lively citrus tone creates a lively dining setting that radiates warmth and joy.

4: Artistic Home Office – Color Drenching to Boost Creativity

Your office should reflect and complement the type of worker you are. If your brain benefits from a blank canvas, you might enjoy a contemporary aesthetic by choosing a cool-toned charcoal gray for the walls and furniture.

Photo: Annie Sloan

The color scheme

Although gray is a neutral color that can promote relaxation, it can be used to promote calm thinking in your home office. In the above example, the color drenched room sports a grey wall, flooring, and furniture. However, red, orange, and yellow peek through the chair upholstery, wood paneling, and table accents.

The ambiance

In feng shui, grey is associated with metal, which represents knowledge, helpfulness, stability, organization, and focus—perfect for a home office. But the best color for your home office depends on your tastes and working style.

Do you benefit from feeling energized and motivated throughout the day? Bring in colors from the orange or yellow family. Do you prefer a calming space that keeps your mind clear? Opt for lighter shades of blue, green, or grey. Choose your base color and work your way from there to curate a space that fuels your creativity.

Get the look

Inject personality with accents like mustard yellow or tiger orange desk accessories. Balance the color scheme with neutral accents like wheat for a chic and modern look that promotes focus in your workspace.


Handwoven Pine Needle and Raffia Cecelia Basket

Through a desk organize or floor basket, use your accent color to improve organization and aesthetic.


Fila Gray Table Lamp

When color drenching a room, display the color in various surfaces and materials—walls, metal accents, and linens to add depth to your space.

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Desert Canyon ~ Hand Painted Pillar Candles

Red and gray is a sophisticated combination that instills a sense of energy and focus.

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Dragonfly & Lotus ~ White on White Curtain Panel

White curtains—a timeless and versatile choice that not only maximizes natural light but also exudes a sense of serenity, creating a conducive environment for work.

5. A Bathroom Oasis

The bathroom offers the perfect opportunity to get creative with your color drenching technique. Experiment with adventurous finishes in your flooring, rugs, and metallic detailing to make the best out of this space.

The color scheme

Envelop your bathroom in the calm a green color scheme. Thankfully, using varied finishes in the bathroom will keep your decor from looking monotonous. Take this green bathroom, for example. From the glossy green tiles to the matte green wooden details, the color is uniform throughout, yet the green takes on a new personality with each material.

The ambiance

A color drenched bathroom will not only feel harmonious but make the most use out of a small space. Add in organic items like a wooden accent table and hanging plants to create focal points that don’t detract from your color palette. The result? A stylish, relaxing bathroom that transcends the ordinary.

Get the look

Dive into a world of freshness and rejuvenation with a green color-drenched bathroom. Sage green tiles, seafoam towels, and botanical accents will transform your bath space into a verdant escape that revitalizes your daily routine.

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Mini Teak Wood Decorative Stool

Arrange toiletries or potted plants atop this wooden stool for an organic touch.

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Woodland Ferns ~ Sage Green Shower Curtain

Let this botanical shower curtain be the inspiration for your green color drenched bathroom.

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Checkerboard Bath Mat

Mix and match patterns in the same colors to find the color drenching technique that’s uniquely you.

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Sage Paisley ~ Hand Painted Pillar Candles

Add another layer of color with sage green candles adorned in delicate filigree patterns.

What is color drenching?

Color drenching (colour drenching) is an interior design technique where the same hue is used throughout a room: on the walls, floors, ceiling, furniture, decor, and even window treatments. The brave take it a step further and choose the same hue for light fixtures and wall art. This trend invites us to embrace bold design choices and sets the stage for a more immersive living space.

Why is color drenching trending in 2024?

It may seem counterintuitive, but color drenching is an offshoot of maximalist style. Think about it: maximalism is the aesthetic of excess, and color drenching is an excess of color. To keep it from looking boring, you might play around with the finishes of surfaces and materials that have received a color drench treatment.

For instance, you might choose a lamp in the same color but with a glossy finish, or a tiled ceramic wall in the same color but with a matte or non-shiny finish. Color drenching adds great visual interest, and weaving the same color throughout the room achieves a soothing, cohesive look and feel. With the growing preference for personalized spaces, it’s no wonder color drenching will be a staple of interior design in 2024 and beyond.

Why use color drenching in the home?

As we wrap up our colorful journey through the art of color-drenching in decorating, we can’t help but reflect on the transformative power that colors bring to our living spaces. Whether you’re captivated by the rejuvenating green tones of a bathroom oasis or the dynamic energy of a red and gray home office, remember, your home is a palette waiting to be painted with the shades that resonate with you. Here’s to creating not just rooms, but stories that unfold with every brushstroke of color.

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