Color, especially strong color, seems to be something that most people avoid putting on a permanent feature such as cabinetry or a fireplace and mantle area. However, if colors are selected and used properly, they will add character and warmth to a space and won’t be overwhelming. Choosing the right color depends on your personality. Also, consider how long you want to live with that color on a permanent fixture. If you like the flexibility to change your colors when you get tired of them, choose accents such as throw pillows, dish towels and other accessories. Sometimes it is a risk to add bold color when you are remodeling your home, but as you can see, with some careful thought and planning, the results can be stunning.