Pale lavender walls give old fashioned charm to this bedroom, enhanced by the bed's colorful quilt. Light wood is an uplifting choice for the dresser and nightstand and underfoot, a sheepskin rug is a welcome treat for bare feet.
A natural stone backsplash is a nice, neutral contrast to the polished black granite countertops. A wood island base matches the cabinetry and adds to the bright look of the room. Pale blue walls add a touch of subtle color and, paired with the wood floor, create a homier feel to the design.
Pale blue penny tiles grace the walls of this contemporary bathroom, creating a cool ambiance. A striking zebra-wood vanity provides a stark, dark contrast to the cool walls. Streamlined round mirrors and simple cabinet hardware finish off this beautiful bathroom.
A dark wood vanity anchors the otherwise pale, subdued palette of this contemporary bathroom. Large-format floor tiles make an engaging contrast with the small, thin backsplash mosaic tiles that extend up to the ceiling.
This sitting area shows off a striking piece of art by keeping the rest of the room's decor more subtle. A ladder is a handy place to hang extra throws, its wood a pretty contrast with pale gray walls.
The outside of this ranch home's kitchen is painted a pale sage green, a color that goes beautifully with the natural wood of the beams and floor. Industrial pendants in both the kitchen and dining area are a hint of urban edge.
Chip and Joanna transformed a bland '70s house in a wooded Waco suburb into this eye-catching and modern styled home. New highlights on the outside include a white exterior with gray accents, a pale blue door, new wood siding, fresh landscaping and an added balcony.
Warm wood cabinets with linear pulls provide ample storage space for this modern kitchen designed by David Stimmel. A pale yellow and light blue tile backsplash coordinates with the pendant lights above the island, and stone gray countertops finish off the sleek design.
With large windows overlooking the Santa Barbara, Calif., views, this beach-inspired bedroom pairs a sleek entertainment center with a comfortable bed dressed in striped bedding. Pale hardwood floors and a white wood paneled ceiling create a light and airy atmosphere.
Natural wood and pale gray combine to make a lovely effect in this chef kitchen. The barstools have both elements, as well as steel, and help unify the look. Over the island, a cluster of pendants hover like light-as-air bubbles.
Pale pink brings the perfect sweet look to this girl's bedroom, but black details bring an unexpected pop of accent to the design. The wood shingle theme is tied in with scalloped awnings in the same style, bringing visual balance to the room.
Simple and efficient: A white-and-neutral bathroom like this can't help but look clean and bright. The large, frameless mirror adds to this sense of openness. Outstanding elements in the space include the gorgeous Carrera marble counter, floating vanity and pale, wide-plank wood floors.
Full of natural light, original molding and wood floors, this room was ready to be transformed into a pretty pastel nursery for a baby girl. Neutral walls keep the space light and bright, while shades of mint green and pale pink are layered on with textiles and art.
This fishcamp cabin kitchen by Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning hits just about every country note: Rustic wood, milk-paint colors, suspended plate racks and casual scatter rugs – and, of course, a deep farmhouse sink. Pale walls and a disciplined lack of clutter keep it all from becoming overwhelming.
The design of this remarkable home uses its lovely Mediterranean architecture as a foundation, then layers on eclectic vintage furnishings, bold graphic patterns and pretty brass details. Case in point: The handsome wood doors are finished in a pale gray wash that matches the shade of the foyer's tile floor.
The homeowners wanted a backyard design that would blend into the desert surroundings rather than compete with it, so designers chose native plants like gray-green cacti and natural colored hardscape such as warm, caramel stones and pale, sun-bleached wood that would reflect the warm, desert tones to create the look.