Category: Color

White Delights on Home Exteriors of All Styles

White Delights on Home Exteriors of All Styles

From tropical to traditional, classical to modern, the color white has been used with good success on home exteriors. What’s remarkable is the way that white suits so many home designs. While it might not be suitable for many late-19th-century houses, in which a polychromatic approach is best, certainly another fashion from the 17th to 20th centuries might look good in white.

White is the color we associate with innocence and innocence. But beyond this symbolism, it gives a stark contrast to the colours found in nature, while it’s the blue skies or the greens, apples and pears found in the landscape. Clearly, a white home is separate and distinct from a lot of the organic world.

Anna Berglin Design

White is perfect for a Cape Cod home, as it will earn a modest-size home look bigger. With its institutions of innocence and innocence, white also works nicely on a simple Cape Cod home because if there’s any home design that evokes notions of a simpler time, then it is this one.

Helios Design Group

Home designs in the 18th and early 19th centuries are perfect candidates for white exteriors. Whether colonial, federal, Georgian or Greek resurrection, these home designs are emblematic of the era of enlightenment and the search for facts. Cerebral and trendy, white plays to these styles’ formality.

John McDonald Company

White is also a great color for houses in the tropics. It repels the sun’s heat and stands out against the deep blue sky, lush green landscape and blue water. Few things look cooler than white stucco walls, coupled with a soft accent shade, reflected in a pool of deep blue water.

Melichar Architects

White is ideal for where you want to see a lot of texture and shadow. When it’s the lap of each siding plank or the moldings in the eaves, windows and much more, shadows will be highlighted against a white backdrop. This will go a long way in articulating a design’s abundance of detail.

LASC Studio

A home with a simple and easy gable shape, like a child’s drawing, is made stronger and clearer through using white. And white can be a reflection of our more rational side, so the general design is much more pure and abstract.

Kentaro Kurihara

Maintaining the exterior all white can perform to the design strength when the property’s form is easy and strong. White plays to the lack of any detail or feel in this scenario, permitting the overall form to be the dominant visual feature.

The”white box” made by the Europeans in the early 20th century and popularized in the States within the International style used white almost exclusively. It had been clear that the design of these houses was driven by an intellectual purity and a machine aesthetic.

Norris Architecture

The International style still proceeds in houses today. Rational, trendy and looking machine created, these white boxes provide a sharp contrast to the organic world and, in the process, observe the modern era.

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Color Guide: How to Use Brown

Color Guide: How to Use Brown

Browns are an extremely popular decorating option. They’re rich and neutral and warm. They can add play to smaller distances or help add coziness to bigger ones.

Brown is a mix of crimson, red, rose or yellow with black or gray. In value it begins near beige and finishes near walnut or espresso, and its own hues can range from almost grey (I love to call it “grawn”) to nearly orange. It is all over the place in nature; think animal fur, bark, dirt, dry leaves. A great way to add brownish to a room is using natural wood.

Darker browns always look great with bright white. Brown also looks great with aqua, teal, light blues, oranges and pinks. It generally doesn’t generally work well with royal blues or purples (but every rule has exceptions).

Here are 14 examples of brownish done right.

A soft mushroom brown with bright white. This shade of brownish adds to the fluffy, light feeling of this room. It keeps it comfy and light.

Tara Seawright Interior Design

Between the walls, the furniture and the drapes, this room has a lot of different browns going on. It works because they are all in the exact same family and they are brought together by impartial creams.

CWB Architects

Deciding upon a satin rather than a flat finish may make brown walls seem to glow. Flat brown runs a risk of looking somewhat ashy.

Kayron Brewer, CKD, CBD / Studio K B

A dark brown is perfectly fine for a small space. A white ceiling along with white finishes and trim keeps everything bright and crisp. Does not this look cheery?

This is the more modern version of darkish brown and crisp white in the restroom. The ceiling here is brown and there’s absolutely no crown molding, but the contrast between the brown and the white walls helps bring out the architecture.

Tracy Murdock Allied ASID

As long as there is lots of light and a few nice, crisp whites, a very dark brown can look fresh, instead of closed in. This is a lovely, traditional room, but it isn’t a bit stuffy.


The very definition of “grawn.”

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

A dark, hot brown with light blue, a classic combo.

Max Crosby Construction

More brown and blue. The wonderful bright pops of coral orange would be the perfect complement to the two colours.

Urrutia Design

Dark brown cabinetry looks awfully dated these days, unless it is achieved with clean lines and paired with a pleasant, crisp white. This is hot and contemporary at the exact same moment.

Burnham Design

Browns, beige, cream, gray and orange. Proof positive that it may work.

Jagoda Architecture

Wood panelling was the provenance of ’70s rec rooms, but it’s come back in all kinds of contemporary and fresh ways. A couple of hints: Do not cover every wall in timber, or it will look as a sauna. Consider horizontal lines instead of vertical ones. Oh, and it should go without saying that you use real wood.

Pure Design by Jerry Bussanmas

Even very dark paneling may look fresh and contemporary as long as it is balanced with light.

Cornerstone Architects

Nice orange-brown timber panelling paired with grays and whites and a lot of light. It is rich and warm, but not oppressive.

Benjamin Moore

Whitall Brown HC-69 Paint

A wonderful fawn-colored grawn.

Benjamin Moore Cowboy Boots 1015 Paint

A warmer, redder version of fawn or mushroom.

Benjamin Moore Ben Paint, Davenport Tan HC-76 – $35.95

A wonderful light grawn. It looks beige, however it reads as light brown on a wall.

Benjamin Moore

Espresso Bark CSP-390 Paint

A classic, rich brown with a lot of grey.

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Mango: Orange for the Rest of Us

Mango: Orange for the Rest of Us

I have never actually made friends with orange. I tried hard when it became the new darling of the plan world a decade ago, but we just couldn’t find common ground. (Maybe, had an Hermès box entered the picture, our relationship may have blossomed.)

Now, however, I think I have discovered a shade I will live with: mango. It’s all the presence and warmth of true orange, nevertheless it does not shout or overwhelm its environment. And while it’s subdued, it’s still strong enough not to read as peach (a hue with which I definitely will never get along). If, like me, you have been reluctant to learn more about the orange side of life, be conscious of those 10 ideas for taking that first step.

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

This lovely sitting area represents mango at its best. The upholstered slipper seat commands the setting in an elegant, suave fashion, balanced with the peaceful white and gray notes in the space. The art picks up just enough of the orange hue to earn the look feel coherent.

Mercedes Corbell Design + Architecture

Teal blue and mango represent a contemporary interpretation of the traditional orange and blue color pairing. Because the orange hue in this space is tender, and the teal is so strong, the room reads as gloomy — mango is merely a supporting player.

Tali Hardonag Architect

Here’s a similar spin on blue and orange, together with the proportions reversed. The blue helps to tone down the wall shade and keep it from feeling cloying, and produces a type of reverse focal point.

The Couture Rooms

Small accents are a great way to try out any color you’re uncertain about committing to. A set of stools under this console table sparks the quiet scene, and they’re a breeze to swap out when you tire of this shade. I love that peekaboo ring of mango within the pendant, too, which absolutely makes the room.

Mark English Architects, AIA

If you’re ready to take the full plunge into orange, then this kitchen signifies one approach to go there without tripping it. The mango hue of the cabinetry certainly is not for shrinking violets, but it’s not quite as loud as tangerine or safety-cone orange would be.

One great strategy for cutting down the high degree of orange: Pair it with pink. Sweet strawberry combined with a mango-colored headboard and carpet give the bedroom the lightness of a bowl of sorbet.

Rebekkah Davies Interiors + Design

Against the strong patterns and showy accents in this space, the sinuous lamp may have gotten lost if it were not in such a bold shade. The cherry foundation brings just enough attention to highlight those gorgeous curves.

Cloaked in orange, this room simply glows. The mango hue is like a little piece of sunset, regardless of the time of day. An Oriental rug grounds the wall paint and makes it feel conventional, which adds an inherently softer mien.

Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc

A mango-hued dining table and benches not only incorporate a stroke of color to an all-white kitchen, but they also help pull the gaze toward the magnificent view outside. Patios, porches and other outdoor rooms could be perfect areas for road testing bold colours — the pure brightness of the sun and the vibrant greens of foliage dilute their impact.

Winder Gibson Architects

A mango coverlet folded at the end of the bed, paired with a coordinating side seatup pumps what could have been a dull bedroom.

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Great Color Palettes: 8 Bedroom Color Schemes

Great Color Palettes: 8 Bedroom Color Schemes

Waking up to pleasant, bright weather in an equally enjoyable, sunny room (preferably while on holiday) is a fairly spectacular way to begin the day. The colors in our environment affect our disposition, and warm shades of red, orange and yellow make us feel energized and happy.

But if you live in a predominantly hot climate, you might want to scale back on the warm hues and use them as accents against cooler neutrals. If you live someplace that tends to become cloudy, cool and rainy for long periods at a time (I’m looking at you, Seattle!) , then layering several warm hues in various shades, tints and tones can provide you a cozy sanctuary which you might never need to leave.

Keep reading for eight warm and inviting bedrooms, along with sample colour and material palettes inspired by each room.

Savio & Rupa Interior Concepts (Bangalore)

Hot and Cool

Red, being a warm colour, is often paired with other warm hues. Shake up it by blending it with cool neutrals rather, as demonstrated within this modern and elegant bedroom. It’s a terrific way to inject reddish into your bedroom without making the space overly lively.

Jennifer Ott Design

Sample Shade: This is a great palette for a bedroom in a warmer climate. Shades of grey and dim wood cool down the spicy red. Clockwise from top left (out of Sherwin-Williams): Tanager SW6601, Argos SW7065 and Software SW7074, with black walnut-stained wood.

Renovation Design Group

Hot Pink Made Cool

Pink, gray and black create a sudden and striking combination here. This super-stylish bedroom could be ideal in a warmer climate, as the cool neutrals help chill out the pinks.

Jennifer Ott Design

Sample Shade: That is no little-girl pink. Make it more grown up and complicated by pairing it with cool grays and black. Clockwise from top left (out of Yolo Colorhouse): Stone .07, Petal .03 and Petal .04, using ebony-stained wood.

David Howell Design

Color Block

This representation of a stylish bedroom comes with a bold shade of orange. Using the color sparingly inside the headboard market draws the eye toward the gorgeous bed wall. Because everything else is neutral, the orange excels without overpowering.

Jennifer Ott Design

Sample Shade: A glowing orange color looks great with dark wood and neutral taupes. Clockwise from top left (out of Pratt & Lambert): Mauve Mystique 1-32, Cayenne Pepper 8-14, and Pelham Gray Light CW819, with wenge.

Johnson + McLeod Design Consultants

Paint Isn’t only for Walls

You do not always need to go with wood-tone or neutral furniture. The orange shelf at the foot of the bed brightens this otherwise neutral room. With orange, yellow and green (comparable colors on the color wheel) in the bed, the result is bright yet balanced.

Jennifer Ott Design

Sample Shade: Liven up your bedroom by providing your furniture a fresh coat of paint. Clockwise from top left (all from Benjamin Moore): Sweet Daphne 529, San Fernando Sunshine 360, Tangerine Melt 091 and Britannia Blue 1623.

FORMA Design

Red the Right Way

once I bought my first fixer-upper several years ago, I took good care to decide on the perfect shade of red to paint all four walls in my dining room. I wound up hating it. The space didn’t get much all-natural light and that I found it black and anxiety causing — maybe not a very comfortable space to maintain. This is a good example of the way to do extreme reddish in a bedroom, with just a chunk of it above the bed. Insert a couple other red elements, but keep the remainder of the palette mild.

Jennifer Ott Design

Sample Shade: Bold red is used sparingly if you’d like your bedroom to be a relaxed and comfy place. Pair it with less extreme colors so it does not compete for attention and cause you to feel nervous. Clockwise from top left (all from Valspar): Crabapple Wine 1005-7A, Seashell Gray 4003-1A and Cherry Pickin’ CI221.

Schippmann Design

Smart Use of Color

I’m a fan of bold hues, but I understand not everybody wants the colour in their house to pack such a wallop. This bright bedroom reflects my favourite colour information: Use bold colors for items that are easy and inexpensive to change or replace. Here, the walls have been painted a mellow colour of yellowish and the bolder colors are reserved for the bedding. Imagine this exact same bedroom with white linens — it might have a completely different feel.

Jennifer Ott Design

Sample Shade: This joyful palette could be ideal to get a bedroom situated in a warmer weather or at which cloudy, overcast days outnumber sunny ones. Clockwise from top left (out of Mythic Paint): Sundrenched Sand 096-3, Orange Delicia 103-5 and Embers Glow 107-6, with mahogany.

Phil Kean Design Group

Berry Elegant

My poor pun aside, this bedroom exemplifies a wonderful trick when employing a deep, dark color: Limit it into the ceiling and one wall. It looks less jarring than painting one wall and it helps bring the ceiling down, creating a cozy and romantic effect that’s perfect for the bedroom.

Jennifer Ott Design

Sample Shade: This palette comes with a few deep, dark colors, however they have some grey in them, which tones down them. Clockwise from top left (out of Behr): Bleached Linen UL140-13, Forest Berry UL100-17 and Cranberry UL100-4, with Brazilian cherry hardwood.

Fiorella Design

Rustic with Red

This handsome, modern, rustic bedroom is about that amazing chandelier. Intense colour on the walls could detract from it, therefore I think it’s wise to keep the space quite neutral with just a punch of colour in the bed.

Jennifer Ott Design

Sample Shade: Instead of the anticipated beige, pair reddish with neutrals which have more grey and not as yellow in them, such as flax or taupe. Clockwise from top left (out of Glidden): Organic Wicker GLN11, Olivewood GLN15 and Red Geranium GLR06, with dim hickory.

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Put a Spring in Your Home's Measure With Kelly Green

Put a Spring in Your Home's Measure With Kelly Green

It is spring, and everything green is announcing itself. Northern California is so green right now it almost hurts the eyes.

It is making me want to make it all indoors — to bring a number of its vibrance and freshness and aliveness to my interior space. House plants assist (the palm in the corner of my living area makes me very happy), but sometimes you have to take it a step farther.

Kelly green is not the first colour you think about when planning an interior. It has unfortunate relationships with St. Patty’s Day and that horrible acrylic sweater your mother made you wear into third-grade movie day.

But it deserves another chance. Kelly green is indeed very easy on the eyes. And on walls, furniture and accessories, it can be downright showstopping.

Laura Britt Design

If these walls could speak, they’d probably be sort of conceited. It is difficult to remain small once you’re so uniquely beautiful.

Laura Britt Design

More green walls. These get their own matching throw pillows. I believe that the rug is a misstep, but an easy one to remedy.

Green tile. How could you not feel like a daisy getting ready in the morning in this bathroom? It is similar to an Irish Spring commercial come to existence.

Habitat Studio

This luminous strip of green in a neutral bathroom adds a natural element and some much-needed colour.

Cristi Holcombe Interiors, LLC

In case a green wall is a little much, opt for some cloth. Here, botanicals, chevrons and abstract patterns come together in lovely kelly greenness.

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Could you do a chair? This one is crazy expensive, but imagine it on your white and wood-grain kitchen.

Emily Johnston Larkin

I love the green here: headboard, bed skirt, pillows and sofa pillows. However, I do want the other colours were brighter. Nothing pops just like vivid white and kelly green.

Snaidero USA

Bright white, wood grain, clean lines and a bank of bright, cheerful green cupboards. Green makes an ultramodern kitchen somewhat softer and more livable.

Winn Wittman Architecture

The green window frames seem fresh and modern. They also enhance the view.

Cara Woodhouse Interiors LLC

I am a huge fan of painting furniture (particularly if you’re fortunate enough to find a great piece on the street). This changing table totally pops against the striped walls.

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When to Paint Your Home Gray

When to Paint Your Home Gray

Gray paint — whether a warm gray or a trendy one — is the perfect selection for a home of just about any style, age and place. Additionally, with this color’s wide range of colors, two or more shades can be united to make subtle distinctions between architectural elements, eliminating jarring contrasts to make a more silent outside.

And gray can be implemented in several types, from a good paint to a semitransparent stain. As a paint, the colour gives a uniform and continuous color, ideally suited to some substance like stucco. As a semitransparent stain, gray let the complexity and beauty of wood to come through.

So if you’re thinking about a gray exterior, proceed beyond design and battleship gray to really investigate this neutral colour’s richness and variety.

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A warmer-hued gray helps a larger, rambling home, such as this one, nestle to its environment. It can make the home appear less massive in scale and warmer on the landscape.

NC Designs

On the flip side, a trendy, nearly white gray provides a home’s structure a real existence, particularly when compared with all the blues of the sky and water.

Gelotte Hommas Architecture

In its initial configuration, the shingle-style house was covered in wood shingles that took on a lovely gray patina as they aged. Now, whether with timber or a fiber-cement substance, the colour gray suits this traditional American home style.

Klopf Architecture

An excellent quality of the colour gray is how with just the smallest amount of tint, the colour can be transformed. You are able to take gray to a completely new place with just a hint of green or any other color.

Gardner Architects LLC

Look at using a semitransparent stain to allow the beauty of the timber come through. This can work particularly well with a modern-style home like this one, in which the character of the timber siding softens the crude geometry.

LDa Interiors & Architecture

Using gray on gray creates a subtle differentiation between trim and body, such as a gray pin-striped match with gray piping. These darker window frames in a deep blue-gray contrast with the adjacent lighter gray trim.

TEA2 Architects

Stucco is obviously suited for gray. The only real caveat is that a darker gray can be a bit overwhelming. Consider instead a stucco in a hot French gray. This can be very inviting, particularly when teamed up with more colorful window frames and trim, in addition to a roof that’s permitted to weather to a natural gray.

Julie Ranee Photography

With all of that gray siding, you’ll really wish to make front door announce itself. So use a bold and cheerful color, such as a vibrant red, to make that strong focus.

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Britannia Joinery

Consider a gray trim color when you have a stone or brick home. Find a gray that’s already in the rock mix or is the colour of the mortar and utilize that to blend the look together.

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Classic Color Duo: Blue and White

Classic Color Duo: Blue and White

White and Blue is a color strategy steeped in history. This classic color palette dates back to the ninth century, when cobalt-blue pigments were used to create themes on white pottery and porcelain in China. Throughout the 18th century blue and white printed cloths started popping up in France.

Blue and white is an attractive combination because it’s a very serene palette that looks natural to most people. In design it creates a sense of elegance and simplicity that is unparalleled.

StarrMiller Interior Design, Inc..

A dim denim-blue accent wall puts off the white and blue furnishings in this living area. The deep color of blue also causes this spacious area look and feel cozier.

Suggested paint selection: Luxe Blue, Sherwin-Williams

Wm Ohs Inc..

A blue ceiling imitates the skies and never seems out of place — particularly in a white and blue area. Within this area the oversize upholstered chairs organize with all the ceiling shade and also help to define the general palette.

Suggested paint selection: Cosmos, Sherwin-Williams

Nina Jizhar

Because of the strong comparison, just one or two white and blue accessories can make a massive impact in a room.

Kim Armstrong

Navy blue walls make a stunning backdrop for a white, upholstered headboard in this bedroom. With the existence of white and blue textiles, the area boasts a lot of comfort and classic style.

Suggested paint selection: Blue, Benjamin Moore

Kendall Wilkinson Design

Monochromatic doesn’t always mean beige. This space features many distinct versions of blue and just a touch of white for a harmonious, tone-on-tone appearance. What a wonderful setting for your river views outside.

Suggested paint selection: Anemone, Behr

Sroka Design, Inc..

Chinese blue and white products are traditional accessories which fit into a room of almost any style and color.

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Make a bold statement with a dark blue foyer flanked with white furnishings. It is possible to find elaborate wood pieces at flea markets which you may then transform with a can of white spray paint.

Suggested paint selection: Flying Fish, Behr


Toile is a printed fabric which features a story style, frequently portraying the French countryside. Using white and blue toile fabrics and wall coverings is a more complex means to bring a traditional feel to any area.

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Celebrate the Season with Hanukkah's Colours

Celebrate the Season with Hanukkah's Colours

The Jewish festival of lights, Hanukkah, will be celebrated next to Christmas this year: from Dec. 20 to Dec. 28. It’s easy to be influenced by the vivid red, greens and golds we see that this season. But remember that blue, white, and silver are a gorgeous combination not only for your holiday decorating, but all year around. Some say blue signifies water; white is the skies and creation all around us silver adds a festive glow. Let us look at some royal rooms which come to life with this particular mix.

Tracy Murdock Allied ASID

Some blue-and-white rooms are mostly white with a touch of blue. Other people speak volumes by being mainly blue with a touch of white. The deep azure of those walls is extended through the tall blue curtains, creating a majestic jewel box of a room. A simple white couch shines from the rich background.

Ziger/Snead Architects

Hanukkah is the festival of lights, during which candles are lit for each of the eight consecutive nights. A room with light blue, white and yellow accents reflects the season with an inviting and invigorating glow.

Austin Patterson Disston Architects

Crisp linen-white upholstery with navy piping, classic white-and-blue stripes and gingham patterns choose a seaside feel.

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc..

In a white room, even only 1 accent wall of deep azure does the trick. The chrome (silver-tinted) sawhorse legs bring surprise and course to a just designed office.

Ten June Designs

Here is another example of using a midnight dark blue without committing to each of four walls — or even one full accent wall. Painting the wall region above white wainscoting a midnight blue enables for the same play as a black mix, but one degree lower compared and possible abrasiveness. The yellow-and-white kilim carpet provides warmth and brightness.

Imagine Living

I love this stylized entryway. Royal blue as far as the eye can see feels rich and can be an unusual (read memorable) alternative.

The Baroque white console table and styled mirror which provide loads of flavor and character to the area, which feels grander than it is due to the colour and furnishing choices.

Scheer & Co..

Thick horizontal stripes supply a refreshing and daring approach to incorporate the colour scheme into a little entry.

Dijeau Poage Construction

Thinner vertical blue-and-white stripes in a little powder room are alike jazzy, yet feel reserved and tidy with the white dressing table. There’s a lot happening in this little room, however, the simple and classic colour scheme keeps things from feeling occupied.

Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ

Little rooms such as entries or powder rooms are where you need to dream big and take risks. This is only the ideal spot for this provocative lattice-design silver-and-blue wallpaper.

Voila Design Home

You don’t have to commit to painted walls or backgrounds to try out this colour combo. As we have seen, furniture pairings are only enough to get the work done. This dark blue couch paired with a silver ottoman appears modern, yet timeless.

Niche Interiors

Lovers of mid-century modern design can rejoice in this colour combination that feels natural one of sculptural Danish timber furniture. The stylized white ceramics are a divine pairing together with the deep blue fabric of the couch. And the abstract geometry in the blue and white carpet brings all together.

Kasey Buick

Vintage lovers can appreciate this pale-blue wall, a collection of utilitarian white ceramics, along with a silver-leafed mirror with just the ideal patina. The room has a country-casual charm however manages to illustrate the appeal of this color palette.

Restyled Home

We maintain referencing the Jewish legacy of those colors, but what I find amazing is that blue, silver and white seems as natural and fresh as a Christmas palette, too. This mantel shows the perfect interfaith balancing act.

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Celebrate Summer Year-Round With Water Colors

Celebrate Summer Year-Round With Water Colors

Fall is here! Since the air grows cooler, character’s colors will get warmer. I really like this time of year and I look forward to watching a gaudy display of firey reds, reds and yellows. However, if you’re one of those men and women who is unhappy to see summer go, this ideabook is right for you. Hang on to summer with warm water colors that echo warm-weather fun at the beach, lake and swimming pool. With these gorgeous blues, greens, and in-betweens, you will find the sensation of summer throughout the year.

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Aqua. Nothing says nautical over the usual crisp aqua wall shade. Add green accent colors and you’ll have a room that’s cool and refreshing.

Paint select: Aqueduct 6758 by Sherwin-Williams

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Cerulean. Pale tints of cerulean remind me of how the ocean looks in the early morning hours, once the sun begins to rise. The water takes on a silvery bluish-green appearance that’s so calm.

Echelon Custom Homes

Aquamarine. This delicate colour has just enough green to heat up a space, while the influence of blue gives it a refreshing, water-like appearance.

Paint select: Waterscape 6470 by Sherwin-Williams

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Seafoam green. Even an urban, contemporary space may feel as a retreat with a gentle, ocean-inspired colour in tones of green.

Paint select: Honeydew 6428 by Sherwin-Williams

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Pool blue. Immerse yourself in a gorgeous blue kitchen. Paint both the cabinets and walls with the same (or comparable) blue and put in a blue backsplash. You’ll feel as if you’re taking a dip in the pool.

Paint select: River’s Edge 510C-3 by Behr

Gast Architects

Sea glass green. In interior design, translucent glass tile is probably the closest thing to mimicking actual water. To get a sea-inspired bathroom, pastel greens are a excellent color choice for the tile and wall shade (and check out the aqua ceiling!) .

Paint select: Aegean Mist 460C-1 by Behr

Crisp Architects

Turquoise green. Create a timeless ‘surf-n-turf’ style by pairing a subtle blue-green wall shade with furnishings in warm earth tones. From the bedroom, then load up on textures and fabrics for comfort.

Paint select: Tide Pools 480E-2 by Behr

Ventana Construction LLC

Deep turquoise. Your room’s nautical texture doesn’t have to include an obvious beach motif. Having a simple color combo of turquoise and orange, any area may feel beachy without looking overdone.

Paint select: Interesting ‘N Games 647 by Benjamin Moore

Smith & Vansant Architects PC

Turquoise blue. The colour turquoise is so versatile and it fits nicely with every layout style, even a room with rustic elements like ceiling beams.

Paint select: Maritime Blue 667 by Benjamin Moore

In case you’ve got neutral or white walls but you want to bring a touch of blue, then look for fun accessories like these ceramic bass plates. This type of collage is a certain way to bring a touch of the ocean into your home.

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