Entertain in elegance with this formal living room, complete with ornate sage and blue sofas, built-in wood bookshelves and hearth, an exquisite oriental rug, custom drapery, and patterned ottoman. "The blue and green work together because they are analogous colors of similar intensity," says designer Cynthia Mason. For a more modern feel, deepen the intensity to kelly green and navy. Image courtesy of Cynthia Mason
A built-in desk area in this tween bedroom houses open storage for books and artwork, as well as plenty of workspace to do homework. Arrow-themed green wallpaper adds a graphic element to the space, while the bright yellow bed is dressed in simple white linens and patterned navy-and-white throw pillows.
This fun dining room features green-blue textured wallpaper and a sconce on either side of a framed beach photograph. A black and white striped upholstered bench sits on one side of the white dining table, while a gold starburst chandelier hangs above. Round navy pillows add a finishing touch.
The rectangular reclaimed wood table in this dining room provides a division between the living and dining areas. A distressed green bench lines one side of the table and white chairs are positioned along the other. Two globe pendant lights hang above, while bookshelves and a navy blue storage cabinet span the entire wall.
Navy gingham bedding and green-lined pillows contrast against the bright yellow bed in this eclectic tween bedroom. The tween is a fan of Katniss from the Hunger Games, so wallpaper with an arrow motif was chosen as a subtle design hint. Contemporary black sconces pop off the wall and provide much-needed task lighting.
A cozy sitting area with a neutral sofa and white wingback chairs is arranged around a simple black coffee table. Green, gray and navy accent pillows add color and texture to the space while retaining a sophisticated look. Black and white framed photos accessorize the wall space above the sofa for a personalized touch.
Deep navy blue curtains, throw pillows and a throw blanket add depth to the color scheme in this neutral bedroom. Patterned green pillows add extra color to the plain, white bed linens. The traditional bedside tables are framed in gold with a mirror top on the bottom shelf. A neutral tufted headboard blends with the walls adding subtle texture.
Rollin's uniform garden colors of green and white are beautifully set off by the tailored lines of her home. Rollins put her own design stamp on the home when she bought it by painting its red brick a crisp white which contrasts with the dark navy, almost black shutters she added. Brick edging and a line of boxwoods provide precision and delineated edging for her garden beds.
The navy chair brings a bold color statement to the neutral surroundings of this stylish sitting set up. The fabric upholstered on the back of the chair adds light color and pattern complimenting the bright blue and green watercolor wall art. The dresser features a feminine but edgy look with geometric 3D drawers.
Nothing beats blue and brown for a great color combination, and Susan Brunstrum used these hues to their best effect in this Park City, Utah bathroom redo. She painted the walls a navy blue and added a medium brown vanity and mirror to complement the brown woodwork. A pop of green in the artwork and vanity accents make a pleasant statement.
If you’ve got just a bit of money to spend on color, consider putting it into one high-impact piece: your sink. While showstopping cast-iron or fireclay sinks can run you well into four figures, this porcelain-coated stainless steel Porcela sink from Houzer is durable, lightweight and can be found for under $400 at Wayfair.com. This model comes in lemon yellow, mint green and navy blue (shown).
When adding comfy seating to your fire pit, think about how you can best use each piece year round, then easily add holiday charm with accents. Instead of choosing red or green upholstery, this area was outfitted with modern rocking chairs with rich navy upholstery, a color that can mix with a wide variety of accent colors for seasonal looks.
Natural light from the bay window and light neutral walls make a bright atmosphere for this living room. A green and white houndstooth chair is decorated with a red pillow for a mix of bold colors and graphic patterns. A navy tufted coffee table is a solid buffer between the patterned chair and the multicolor, striped rug. A small natural wood end table brings a gorgeous rough finish to the refined design.
The owners of this 1918 Craftsman home wanted a front yard and porch that would be instantly welcoming. The original exterior's green stucco was switched out to navy blue siding that paired handsomely with the home's cream-colored trim. For a cohesive look from yard to porch, designers used planters painted the same pale gray as the chairs and porch floor. Chairs, faux tile floor and flower pot paint color: Sherwin Williams Silver Plate