Announcing the Zinc Door Spring Colour Contest

It’s time to breathe life back into your home and maybe even win a little shopping spree while you’re at it. The Zinc Door Spring Color contest is all about bold hues, happy spaces and looking forward to what the new year has to offer. Just create a moodboard design depicting your ideal spring space and make sure to include at least 5 Zinc Door products for your entry to be eligible to win. With so many amazing products to choose from, finding five will be a breeze!

We all know that color can influence our thoughts and emotions, so how do you choose the color that’s right for you? Well, it really comes down to understanding what mood you want to get across in your space and which colors will help to enhance that.

Below are some tips about color from Freshome blog. You may want to pay close attention to this as Micle Mihai-Cristian the founder of Freshome Blog along with Jaime Derringer the founder and editor of Design Milk will be choosing the three winning boards in this contest. Good luck to everyone!

palm beach demi lune table and trina turk greek key melon pillow from Zinc Door

Red raises a room’s energy level. It’s a good choice when you want to stir up excitement, particularly at night. In the living room or dining room, red draws people together and stimulates conversation. In an entryway, it creates a strong first impression. It is usually considered too stimulating for bedrooms, but if you’re only in the room after dark, you’ll be seeing it mostly by lamplight, when the color will appear muted, rich, and elegant.

Whitaker stockholm saffron chair and trina turk palm springs blocks orange pillow from Zinc Door

Orange evokes excitement, enthusiasm and is an energetic color. For some, it can be a bit intense as a wall color, but adding splashes of orange to a space can bring the energy level up a notch to create a joyful atmosphere, without being overpowering.

nightright yellow side table and currey & co upbeat yellow table lamp from Zinc Door

Yellow captures the joy of sunshine and communicates happiness. It’s perfect for kitchens, dining rooms, and bathrooms, where happy color is energizing and uplifting. In halls, entries, and small spaces, yellow can feel expansive and welcoming.

stump douglas fir stool and trina turk palm springs blocks green pillow from Zinc Door

Green is considered the most restful color for the eye. Combining the refreshing quality of blue and the cheerfulness of yellow, green is suited to almost any room in the house. Green also has a calming effect when used as a main color for decorating. It is believed to relieve stress by helping people relax.

Arteriors tennyson turquoise linen stool and pebble blue double bulb vase from Zinc Door

Blue brings down blood pressure and slows respiration and heart rate. That’s why it’s considered calming, relaxing, and serene, and is often recommended for bedrooms and bathrooms. To encourage relaxation in the rooms where people gather; family rooms, living rooms, large kitchens, consider warmer blues, such as periwinkle, or bright blues, such as cerulean or turquoise.

trina turk burmese vine purple pillow and trina turk jungle bloom purple pillow from Zinc Door

Purple in its darkest values (eggplant, for example) is rich, dramatic, and sophisticated. It’s associated with luxury as well as creativity, and as an accent or secondary color, it gives a scheme depth. Lighter versions of purple, such as lavender and lilac, bring the same restful quality to bedrooms as blue does, but without the risk of feeling chilly.


Now that you are armed with all this information on color, it’s time to create your board. Head over to the Zinc Door Spring Color Design contest and show us your spring makeover. Good Luck!

Take a moment to say hello our AMAZINGLY TALENTED judges.

Jaime Derringer is founder and editor of modern design blog Design Milk, which has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, San Francisco Chronicle, Singapore Home & Decor magazine, and Real Simple magazine. Design Milk is one of the Google Engineers’ Staff Picks and a Twitter influencer in Art & Design. Jaime has been noted as an expert on design trends, speaks on design and design blogging, contributes to a multitude of design blogs and acts as a consultant.

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Micle Mihai-Cristian is the leader and mastermind behind Freshome Blog. Mihai started Freshome in 2007 with a dream of building a website that would feature inspiring modern design and architecture. At 25 years old, he manages the small-staffed mega-blog Freshome that many mistake as being run by a large company.  Obsessed with a quality destination for readers to return to for home ideas, inspiration, and cool home finds, Mihai is always seeking out the next best opportunity for Freshome and its readers.

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