"I am puzzled by the use of solid drapery fabric that completely obscures the view outside and makes an already small apartment seem even smaller. Even as a room divider, gauzy sheer fabric would have provided the privacy Michael was after and added an intriguing sense of mystery," says HGTV Design Star judge Candice Olson.
When you think of a “neutral” wall color, shades like beige, taupe, or gray may come to mind. But pale pink is a surprisingly versatile, livable “new neutral.” On the walls of this living space that the stylists at Nathan + Jac say was inspired by an “unconventional, carefree approach” to design, blush pink is the perfect foundation shade to layer with white, cream, and dove gray. Tip: To get that chalky Scandinavian look on your walls, pick a flat paint formulation.
A tall shelf corrals family photos in this living room. The move keeps the personalized touch the photos give the space while cutting down on the cluttered feel that sometimes occurs with pictures scattered throughout the room.
Though this eclectic living room features a variety of patterns and textures, it's all pulled together with a similar color scheme. Gold wallpaper and dark pink curtains give the space an elegant, luxurious feel while the sleek, white sofa balances two metallic coffee tables.
A pale, pink sofa is the anchor in this glamorous room. These are essential to any well-designed space, but they're especially important in a room with so many disparate parts. Paying special attention to fundamental principles helps ensure that each element feels of a piece.
This small space is packed with utility -- and personality. Acting also as a work area/office and dining area, the living room features impactful and playful wallpaper, comfortable seating areas and a focus on the room's large window.
This living room allows the best of both worlds: let in all the natural light you want or retreat to a private slumber. The folding shutter doors makes this possible and adds charm to the room while the cozy seating allows for plenty of room for guests. The rich green couch highlights the distemper inspired green walls while the pink in the throw pillows highlights the rug.
From the entryway into the living room, breakfast nook and kitchen, the same shade of coral paint was used on the walls, and the same accent colors of hot pink and spring green were used in accessories and furniture. In addition to keeping the overall look consistent, this consistent use of color makes the entire great room feel larger. When different paint colors are used in spaces that open into one another, the resulting look can create of a disjointed, choppy effect.
All major elements like the dining setting and sofas were deliberately kept very neutral to instill a calmness. The balcony setting was painted blue to draw your eye towards it. The mirror and sideboard were hand painted in a primary green to complete the color wheel offering.
This bright and cheery family room is covered in high-energy hues, packed with pet-friendly materials and outfitted with clever storage solutions. From washable paint sheen on the walls to lightweight rustic table lamps, the space was designed to be durable, comfy and almost indestructible.
Soft, sophisticated and inviting, this living room displays a subdued color palette as its backdrop, with pops of color, pattern and accent pieces for pizzazz! Especially fetching is the unusual glass disc chandelier that hangs in the center of the room that complements the mirrored wall hanging over the sectional sofa. And white tone-on-tone draperies add a wonderful lightness to the space.
Benjamin Moore’s Rose Dust is a classic shade that can be paired with pretty hues like French Lilac, and soft neutrals like gray. In this salon, all three shades have been combined to create a soft and feminine color palette by designer Matthew Patrick Smyth.
Orange, pink and gold dominate the color scheme in this eclectic living room. A gray velvet sofa adds contrast to the feminine space, which also includes a gold bar cart side table, orange and pink flamingo artwork, polka dot throw pillows and a zebra print rug.
This transitional living room features peach-hued walls paired wit medium grain wood trim. A pink velvet ottoman sits at the center of the room, while two cherry wood U-shaped chairs are positioned nearby. The striped curtains and vibrant pink floral arrangements add colorful accents.
An eye-catching wallpapered wall becomes the living room's centerpiece and sets the stage for pops of red throughout the space. Surrounding neutral walls and furniture provide the perfect balance against the colorful accents.