Max Out Your Hues
Grounding a room in a neutral palette gives your eye a place to rest, while purposeful pops of color move the eye throughout the room to find new and interesting elements. In this historic 1930s home, white walls, a tan leather sofa and pale hardwood floors are offset by Kelly green armchairs, graphic-patterned pillows and an ocean-blue area rug.

Better With Purple
This open kitchen is a study in striking contrast with black ceramic floors and textured chevron wallpaper against an alabaster quartz backsplash and clean white cabinetry. The glossy plum kitchen island with brass accents not only brings a welcome shot of royal color to the space, but it also adds a touch of metallic glam.

Color With a Story
Recycled plastic bottles find new life when Colombian weavers transform them into these one-of-a-kind PET Lamp chandeliers. The style-making fixture not only adds exciting color to this all-white dining room, but also combines artisanal traditions, earth-saving conservation and makes for a great conversation piece.

Artful Decisions
Take an empty wall from background to centerstage with a prominent piece of art that brings color and life to the room. This modern country breakfast nook combines a glossy natural wood table with traditional ladderback chairs. The built-in banquette features a teal cushion, reflecting hues from the gorgeous abstract art. Terracotta tiles add warmth and ground the kitchen and breakfast area.

The Element of Joy
Designed to welcome the most playful members of our families, nurseries are a natural space to infuse with fun. Shades of gray are used for the foundation of the room, from the textured wallpaper and clean-lined dresser to the comfortable glider and ottoman. Pops of color are found in the striped yellow bands around the lamp shades, blue and yellow polka dot shades and of course, the most eye-catching element — the striped blue-and-yellow ceiling.

Warm Hues Evoke Coziness
Pillows are one of the simplest ways to add color to a neural space. Designer Sarah Richardson knows how to add the just-right touch with pillows in deep, rich tones. The key to a neutral palette is incorporating texture. Grasscloth walls, striped curtains and pale exposed wood ceilings bring tactile appeal to the space

Highlight One Shade
Immersed in natural light, this sweeping living space is a harmonious blend of indoors and out. Comfortable teal velvet armchairs add a concentrated dose of color to the living room while pillows in the same fabric are strategically placed on adjacent sofas and the window seat to carry the accent hue throughout the room.

A Dash of Blue
Classic architecture is painted a neutral taupe in this cozy living room to create a cohesive look. Everything thing from the walls to the rug to the furniture is a varied hue of the subtle shade, except for one piece — the blue sofa. With comfortable cushions and nailhead trim, the piece adds color while maintaining the timeless feel of the space. Pale flowers in the stained glass windows add a stream of tinted light to the room, while an abstract painting nods to a modern aesthetic.

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