Blue has a lot going for it. The color can be soothing and serene when presented in a lighter shade (hailed as a near-neutral) or bold and commanding when done up like a male peacock, as shown here. In fact, the zippy blue paint color in this Houston living room is called Peacock Blue.
This is definitely not for everyone, but if you’re looking to create a fresh, airy home, consider a concrete floor painted white and sealed. It creates a crisp backdrop that really allows light to bounce around and allows natural elements like verdant plants and natural wood to really show their character.
In the dining room of this condominium in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, design firm Vincere used Holly Hunt’s Great Plains window sheers to bring a soft glow to the space and create a neutral backdrop for the room’s Asian-inspired elements.
For this master bedroom in an apartment located on The World, the largest private residential cruise ship sailing today, designer Jeanette Hubley brought a softer feel to the glamorous space with sheer linen drapery that allows light in and plays off the textured Phillip Jeffries rivet wall covering.