If your family room opens up to other spaces in the house, it's important to keep all colors cohesive to avoid a choppy or disjointed look. Here, the gray-green tone of the family room coordinates beautifully with the gray-blue tone of the adjacent multipurpose room.
This friendly dining room feels sunny and bright with natural light streaming in a set of French doors. The design is warm and a just right amount of elegant with wainscoting, a pretty patterned wallpaper and a chandelier.
In this comfortable living room, pale green walls help lighten the effect of the dark brown leather sofa, armchair and ottoman. On the rug, mixed vertical and horizontal stripes add fun visual dimension.
To create a multifunctional seating area in an attorney’s home office, designer Tim Barber chose a flexible mix of vintage and reproduction pieces. “For a room versatile enough to prepare a brief, host tea with friends, steer fundraising projects, help with homework and occasionally accommodate overflow guests, we designed a plan with pieces light enough to be moved easily — and durable enough to survive frequent rearranging (nothing too precious here),” he says. “The sofa is a Lino Comfort sleeper from Design Within Reach, which makes the office a convertible guest bedroom in a pinch. We love the deep seat cushions and low flat arms: perfect for a power nap. The chairs are vintage 1957 Knoll Saarinen armchairs, reupholstered in Kravet fabric. The Saarinen cocktail table is a reproduction from Room & Board.”
HGTV Design Star contestant Leslie's design is pulled in many directions, but she creates lots of character. "It's almost like a collection of crazy moments, everywhere. There's nothing really kind of pulling it together," says judge Vern Yip.
Gray-greens are used in spa-like settings and tranquil spaces aimed to keep people relaxed. The wood bed frame and wood table lamp shine as elements of warmth against the calming, cool color scheme. The country style of this bedroom gives it the perfect balance of feeling homey and stylish.
Bring a cool and casual vibe to your home with a mix of blue-gray, pine green and navy. While navy and blue-gray can often be considered summery, you can put a wintry spin on the pair with shades of evergreen that can withstand the colder months.