Want to re-create the almost palpable relaxing mood found here? Begin by painting the walls in a "barely there" shade of gray. Next, layer in slightly darker colors along with a few fun but understated patterns. Finish off the inviting, uncluttered look with white-painted trim and sheer window treatments.
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Off-white looks especially lovely when paired with warm wood tones. Here, the sliding glass door allows the not-too-white white to reflect the sun's ray throughout the day, an effect that brightens the space even more—without overwhelming.
Designed for dreaming, this seaside bedroom sends a clear message to fans of all-white interiors: Commit to your passion 100 percent!
Peach is not a color one often sees in home design, but perhaps we should consider it more often. In this gracious living room, peach pairs with white and soft green, resulting in a pleasingly tropical feel that lifts the spirits of all who enter.
If you like the look of soothing yellow, consider a soft shade of straw, faded ocher, or lemon-mousse (pictured here). Filled with a medley of neutral furniture—and a few pops of purple for fun—this living room sets a serene scene.
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