Slide 1: Blue Living Room


"I tend to use blues a lot in my designs as they're very soothing and pleasing to the eye," says Kati Curtis, principal of Kati Curtis Designs, in New York City. "The key to working with something like a bright turquoise is mixing in similarly toned colors along with complementary accents," she says.

Color Made Easy: 9 Designer Tips for Working with Color

People are often encouraged to use more color in their homes, but when the time comes to make a decision at the paint store, many fall back to the safety and comfort of neutrals. But since color is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to personalize a space, it's worth taking the plunge—whether you opt for hues that are bold and invigorating, soft and soothing, or somewhere in between. To boost your color confidence, nine designers offer advice for working with colors they love. Let their examples inspire you.

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