The dark charcoal gray color used for the media room ceiling provides contrast for the lighter off-white walls. The speakers recessed into the ceiling are part of the home's audio system that can be controlled by smartphone, tablet or computer.
Past the lively blue pillars the living room is the center of this artist’s colorful world. At once surreal and serene, the calm, neutral white of the walls, sofas and side chair serve as a canvas for the bursts of color provided by the art and bright orange Eames rocking chair.
Inside the kitchen, this window offers another stunning vantage of the view below. On the sill, a combination of beautiful and functional pieces bring together the different ways this space is used. Meanwhile bright green bar stools create a pop of color that breaks up the neutral-heavy space while providing seating to what is usually a standing-room-only space.
Both the living room and dining room have a softened color scheme with the ceilings and walls painted the same shade of green-gray and window trim painted in a similar tone. "The trim is actually two shades darker, but when you see them together, they look like they're the same," says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
The same gold and black color scheme continues from Boyd's living room to his dining room and kitchen. Editing is key in Boyd's view. "The best designers are great editors," he notes, "It's not always easy to practice restraint."
Since bedrooms are not usually as large as common areas, try to keep your holiday accent colors to a minimum. Avoiding overuse of color will keep the look from becoming overwhelming. Here, medium and dark reds were used to update the neutral furniture with the simple addition of throw pillows and blankets.
The large windows bring lots of natural light inside and include grids painted black, which pop against the white walls. The windows are covered in floor-to-ceiling floral drapes in a graphite/dark gray color.
Saturated teal, cotton candy pink and a subdued sideboard create the ideal color balance in this cool, but still colorful hallway. White walls for art aren't your only option: coordinating wall color to an important piece of artwork is a great option shown here in this Color Form space.