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Use the Dough Bowl to Inspire a Color Scheme
Think of the colors used in the dough bowl as a "jumping off" place for the color scheme of the rest of the room. There's no need to do a full makeover, but add other elements that reinforce that color scheme, then temporarily remove items that detract from it. The overall look created will be worth the extra effort
Coordinate Linens and Tableware With a Dough Bowl Centerpiece
For an extra touch, add linens and flatware that tie into the colors and textures of the dough bowl centerpiece. Inexpensive green napkins pop against the warm wood table and serve to highlight the bright green used in the flowers and apples.
Wood can make an attractive jumping off point for a room's color palette. Here, designers used two handsome china cabinets to inspire the flowers in the pretty centerpieces. Overhead, chandeliers brighten the stage with a crystal twinkle.
Inspired by Kate Spade, this tween girl's bedroom uses a chic, black and white color palette with light blue, hot pink and bright green accents to complement the design. The light blue, lofted bed doubles as a bookshelf to maximize space.
Contemporary, Gray Bedroom With Pinstripe Headboard
Menswear-inspired patterns, like a pinstripe headboard and herringbone sheets, combine for a sleek, contemporary bedroom. The monochromatic gray color palette allows for a variety of textures and patterns to be used, while still creating a cohesive look.
A color palette of warm earth tones and cool sea-inspired blues is used to create this Mediterranean-style bedroom. The detailed four-poster bed is dressed with sophisticated white linens, and comfortable sofas and chairs combine for cozy seating.
Interior designer Jonathan Savage designed this room as a tribute to legendary designer Albert Hadley, but it can inspire a similar look on a budget. Savage used what he calls "stop sign red" on the edges and legs of the lacquered, vintage coffee table, which was designed by Hadley, to continue the color palette throughout the room. Consider coffee tables in a hue that will inspire the look of items such as lamps and pillows.
Built-In Entertainment Center in Coastal Family Room
Debbie Talianko remodeled this open plan family room with the same colors and styles she used throughout the rest of the home: transitional pieces with nautical accents and an ocean-inspired color palette. Talianko added a built-in entertainment center with bookshelves and storage to house the television, books and knickknacks.
Inspired by the surrounding landscape, a warm, earthy color scheme and natural textures are used to create a warm, welcoming home office. A rolled arm daybed doubles as a couch or bed for overnight guests, while the wood accent wall brings a rustic vibe to the space.
Inspired by the homeowner's fabulous collection of Chinese Art Deco rugs, this home is full of bold, vibrant colors. The main furniture pieces and finishes use a neutral palette to balance out the bright hues. A cool gray wall creates a soothing backdrop with the white wainscoting to this transitional dining room.
The bedroom's color palette is inspired by the gorgeous Ikat area rug that grounds the space. Soft blues and greens are used on the walls, bedding and curtains, while a pop of orange finds its home in flowers on the nightstand. A beautiful, contemporary chandelier brings a hint of romance to the room.
Cottage Kitchen With Beadboard Ceiling and Green Cabinets
Two long runs of counter space give plenty of room in this cottage kitchen. Blue-painted antique corbels hold open shelving and support the peninsula overhang, bringing vintage-inspired whimsy to the space. Designer Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," chose three different cabinet colors to create a dynamic color palette. She used natural materials and a lighthearted color for the backsplash, and the seeded glass cabinet doors bring an extra touch of softness.
Texture and Bright Accents Bring Transitional Living Room to Life
With its light gray palette, this living room could have found itself in Bland Land. Except, that is, for the inspired use of texture and color that bring this space to life. From the smooth, leather chesterfield sofas to the woven bamboo shades, the room is filled with visual interest, while the brilliant pops of orange add whimsy and a feminine touch.
Ample sunlight and a soothing desert-inspired color palette prove a winning combination in the spa-style master bathroom of the HGTV Dream Home 2010. A drop-in bathtub is encompassed in black-speckled white tiles and given a soft vibe with a row of illuminated candles. A candle chandelier hangs above a painted sage green double vanity, which is contrasted by the dark blue color accents used to trim the doorways.