When you think of a “neutral” wall color, shades like beige, taupe, or gray may come to mind. But pale pink is a surprisingly versatile, livable “new neutral.” On the walls of this living space that the stylists at Nathan + Jac say was inspired by an “unconventional, carefree approach” to design, blush pink is the perfect foundation shade to layer with white, cream, and dove gray. Tip: To get that chalky Scandinavian look on your walls, pick a flat paint formulation.
From the entryway into the living room, breakfast nook and kitchen, the same shade of coral paint was used on the walls, and the same accent colors of hot pink and spring green were used in accessories and furniture. In addition to keeping the overall look consistent, this consistent use of color makes the entire great room feel larger. When different paint colors are used in spaces that open into one another, the resulting look can create of a disjointed, choppy effect.
"I am puzzled by the use of solid drapery fabric that completely obscures the view outside and makes an already small apartment seem even smaller. Even as a room divider, gauzy sheer fabric would have provided the privacy Michael was after and added an intriguing sense of mystery," says HGTV Design Star judge Candice Olson.
Designer Ana Donohue defines this contemporary living room as "Bermuda in the city," as it suggests a subdued glamor with its soft color palette and minimalist approach. The unusual shade of blush in the grass cloth wallpaper sets the tone for the room and allows the club chairs to make a strong, ultra-sophisticated statement. The mirror and the opaque glass chandelier add yet another modern touch.
This transitional living room features peach-hued walls paired wit medium grain wood trim. A pink velvet ottoman sits at the center of the room, while two cherry wood U-shaped chairs are positioned nearby. The striped curtains and vibrant pink floral arrangements add colorful accents.
This bright and cheery family room is covered in high-energy hues, packed with pet-friendly materials and outfitted with clever storage solutions. From washable paint sheen on the walls to lightweight rustic table lamps, the space was designed to be durable, comfy and almost indestructible.
Soft, sophisticated and inviting, this living room displays a subdued color palette as its backdrop, with pops of color, pattern and accent pieces for pizzazz! Especially fetching is the unusual glass disc chandelier that hangs in the center of the room that complements the mirrored wall hanging over the sectional sofa. And white tone-on-tone draperies add a wonderful lightness to the space.
A pale, pink sofa is the anchor in this glamorous room. These are essential to any well-designed space, but they're especially important in a room with so many disparate parts. Paying special attention to fundamental principles helps ensure that each element feels of a piece.
In a dramatic move, the designers opted for black and pink walls in this tropical living room. The bold color palette is reflected across the furnishings and accessories: pink-matted artwork, black floral sofas and pink armchairs.
The generous size of this open concept great room in Atlanta offers homeowners no shortage of options for space-planning and decorating. A floating furniture plan allows fluid movement between the breakfast nook and living room, while a solid color scheme unites all surrounding spaces.
All major elements like the dining setting and sofas were deliberately kept very neutral to instill a calmness. The balcony setting was painted blue to draw your eye towards it. The mirror and sideboard were hand painted in a primary green to complete the color wheel offering.
This small space is packed with utility -- and personality. Acting also as a work area/office and dining area, the living room features impactful and playful wallpaper, comfortable seating areas and a focus on the room's large window.
Benjamin Moore’s Rose Dust is a classic shade that can be paired with pretty hues like French Lilac, and soft neutrals like gray. In this salon, all three shades have been combined to create a soft and feminine color palette by designer Matthew Patrick Smyth.