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 founder of Taylor Burke Home, designer Julianne Taylor admits of her personal style, "you can tell I love color and I love pattern" she says of the bold blues, greens and oranges in her downstairs living room.
Designer Tiffany Brooks used a color scheme composed of neutrals, grays and touches of red to give the guest bedroom a lovely sense of style. A playful mix of patterns and plaids brings the space to the next level.
What if the colors in your year-round decorating don’t look great with red and green? No worries: It’s easy to find holiday baubles and more in virtually every color of the rainbow—even ones that work beautifully with the great room’s western-inspired shades of terracotta and taupe. Also, don’t feel constrained by “traditional” décor choices. Add personality with off-beat and fun elements, like a cowboy hat tree topper.
A monochromatic color scheme provides an immediate sense of calm and order. Go with a long run of the same plant or experiment with different shades of your chosen color. Foliage beneath trees tends to be lush and green to capture the maximum amount of light, the whites and pale shades stand out even more against the green.
A brown leather sofa and dark area rug help balance a mostly white living room. Emphasizing family and conversation, the room is centered around two small coffee tables with comfy armchairs in each corner.