The designers of this beach cottage used a neutral foundation—white walls and a pale hardwood floor—as a springboard for bold, colorful patterns. Here, in the foyer a yellow and white graphic rug makes a sunshine-y welcome.
A chocolate brown leather chaise is the perfect spot for reading in this guest bedroom retreat. HGTV Star contestant Crisermy Mercado drew inspiration for the space from the natural – and neutral – surroundings and translated them into a subtle coastal theme.
In this master bedroom, a long, simple wood table doubles as a nightstand and desk. It's a clever way to make the room more functional without requiring additional floor space. The stylish two-toned canopy bed is by Tara Shaw.
Wallpaper with a slim, coral-like stripe elevates the neutral look of this living room. For a hint of color, designers added in yellow and red accents, fun yet subtle enough to maintain the room's sense of serenity.
This coastal living room uses neutral walls and furniture as a jumping off point to layer on fun patterns and rich colors via the accent pillows and rug. The dark rug especially helps to ground the room visually and give it personality.
In a neutral room, texture helps keep the overall look interesting, not at all bland. This living room's clean lines and muted color palette are perked up via touches like the rustic wood mantel, large basket and wood-and-straw armchair.
A nautical blue-and-white striped rug anchors this neutral dining room, setting the tone for the rest of the decor. The long, white-washed buffet table balances the large built-in china cabinet on the opposite wall for a symmetrical appearance.
Hints of gold and dynamic patterns lift this neutral bedroom far out of ho-hum territory. The back wall features a light brown wallpaper with a slim stripe. Against it, the carved nightstand leaps out at the eye.
This adorable cottage in La Jolla village outside San Diego uses beachy themes in a refreshingly subtle way. In this bedroom, navy blue and white bedding and a painting of a boat offer up a nautical hint, complemented by the beautiful wood floors and doors.