Here, the color is used as an accent in pillows, many of which sit atop custom storage benches. Meanwhile, a duck-egg blue dapples an area rug and covers the front door to help break up and balance the mostly white room.
A drawer inside a drawer. This smart storage idea maximizes organizing space while offering a safety feature: an extra security layer that protects kids from sharp knives.
Designer Ken Gemes created the living room of his 1920's Bronxville, New York, home around the fabric that he chose for the window treatments—a subtle hand-block printed linen from Tyler Graphics featuring shades of taupe and a smoky blue ground.
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.