There’s nothing easier than paint to revitalize something old, and with today’s bold color choices (apparently giving us permission to go nuts!), more and more designers and DIYers are doing just that with pinks, yellows, oranges, and all kinds of fun jewel tones. With today’s “Design Inspiration” chairs, you, too can shake it up a little and add a whimsical and non-threatening pop of excitement to your home. From simple solids to hand painted masterpieces, these sassy seats should inspire you to let loose and give in to your inner Matisse.

Adidas hand painted library chairs front.

Adidas hand painted library chair side.

Adidas hand painted library chairs back. Top four photos source:

{Adidas hand painted library chairs}: Adidas commissioned renowned artists Ise Ratta Ananphada from Bangkok, Thailand to hand paint these atelier library chairs using acrylic colors. They were displayed in-store to entice buyers in for a look and even a sit-down if they wished.

Brightly painted wicker chairs. Source:

{Brightly painted wicker chairs}: who knew wicker could look so posh. Well, designers at SocietySocial show us that with a few strokes of delicious hues, something old can turn wonderfully bold in an instant.

Landscape painted chairs. Source: via, photographed by Dim Balsem

{Landscape painted chairs}: Amsterdam based artist Leslie Oschmann of Swarm (who was formally Visual Director of Anthropologie) is a found-items junkie who loves to transform furniture into works of art like these vintage wooden chairs above. Her muted, yet intricate color schemes are inspired by the natural elements that surround her.

Spray painted metal chairs. Source: manuel | MC, flickr

{Spray painted metal chairs}: simple, metal chairs are now fun morsels of color that any DIYer can achieve (I’m certainly going to transform my blah-beige ones immediately!).

“Painted” Queen of Love chairs. Source:

{Painted Queen of Love chairs}: okay, so these weren’t actually painted, but, I think these over-the-top thrones are fun and color motivating. Made of recyclable linear polyethylene and UV resistant and a bit on the pricey side ($895 a pop!)…how regal!

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