March 02, 2007 12:02 AM by Joe Reality
America’s vote made him an HGTV Design Star, but now David Bromstad,
with his winning smile and infectious personality, is ready to take on
tired rooms and change them into vibrant, unforgettable spaces on his
own show, Color Splash. The new weekly series, which sneak peeks on
Sunday, March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT immediately following the HGTV
Dream Home Giveaway, will air in its regular time slot on Mondays at 9
p.m. ET/PT beginning March 19. Each week David will show viewers how
they can use color to embolden, enliven and invigorate their spaces.
As an artist and designer, David knows a thing or two about color palettes. In each episode, he examines everything from the homeowners’ existing furniture to accessories and clothing to get a sense of the colors that inspire them. He then applies his out-of-the-box thinking to create a well-designed roomÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬”putting his twist on the homeowner’s preferred design style. With the help of paint and carpentry expert Danielle Hirsch, David adds "splashes" of color to the room with custom artwork, ceramics, glass, rugs, pillows and textiles. In the end, homeowners are surprised by how much color can transform a space.
David arms viewers with helpful tips on how to work with certain colors, including how to choose different accent colors, use a triangle of objects to tie in colors around a room and paint crown molding in darker colors to accentuate woodwork. Viewers who want to be further inspired by color can go to http://www.HGTV.com for David’s top tips for using color in their own homes.
In the premiere episode, homeowners Tom and Shelly Kukuk have a traditional style for most of their house, including their big monochrome bedroom. When David arrives, he comes up with a plan for the room that will appeal to the coupleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬”elegance with a touch of masculinity. He picks up on Shelly’s love of chocolate browns and uses that as his color inspiration. Tom’s only request is that the TV be better positioned in the room. When David is done with the room, the homeowners are delighted with their new and improved, warm and cozy bedroom.