The Life in Color Contest

Splashes of vibrant green create a modern take on a traditional blue-and-white nautical color palette in this lakeside home, designed by K2 Interior Designs. This design is one of our 2019 Life in Color winners.

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Midwest Home promotes the value of good design and brings our readers insight into how good design enhances the quality of their lives. We inform readers about new design trends and home products, and feature the work of local design professionals.

For the 2020 Life in Color competition, Midwest Home is requesting project submissions from ASID-MN designers.  We are seeking vibrant designs that showcase the designers’ use of color and creativity, and successfully fulfill the clients’ needs and wants. 

Each design firm may submit up to two entries. All submissions will be entered into a blind judging led by Midwest Home and professional judges.

Up to six projects will be selected to appear on a full page of the “Life in Color” feature in the November/December 2020 issue of Midwest Home magazine and online at — a value of $7,025!

If you have any questions while filling out the submission form, please contact Arthur Morrissey at

2020 submission forms are due by 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2020 

Judging occurs in July 2020.

The winning submissions from the 2019 competition can be found here: Life in Color.


2020 Life in Color entry is now closed


A bright, aqua study with patterned chairs.
With an intention to create a light, airy space where the owner could retreat and relax in, the designer used a cheerful aqua hue to brighten the existing dark woodwork, carrying the color up onto the beams of the ceiling in this colorful ladies’ library. (Courtesy of Kory Kevin Reckinger)