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Color Combinations for Your Home

The fastest way to jump-start any makeover? Introduce colors that suit your rooms, your style, and your life. Here are exciting, foolproof paint picks (plus gorgeous accessories) to get you going.

Blue and gray decorated living room
Gentl & Hyers
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Pale Blue, Dark Gray, Light Gray

A stormy ceiling and light gray woodwork take the sweetness out of baby blue. “The darker tones keep the walls from seeming juvenile,” says Ashcraft. She describes this palette as “three shades of the sky.” The effect, in both the room (shown) and the collection (next page) of inspiration items above, is “elegant and a bit Scandinavian.” Light blue “lowers the temperature” of a space, imbuing it with a cool, sedate feeling. In this palette, blue makes an artful backdrop for neutrals, bringing sophistication to gray, taupe, or brown furniture. Paint: walls, Crystal Blue; ceiling, Amherst Gray; trim, Horizon Gray: each from $36 a gallon, benjaminmoore.com for stores.

To buy: Christine low round side table, olystudio.com for stores. Brompton sofa, georgesmith.com for info. Velvet II platinum pillow (large), roomandboard.com. Canvas linen pillow (small), ochrestore.com for info. Nineteenth-century Italian mirror (small, above sofa), hudsoncityantiques.com for info. Handmade Tibetan rug, dolmarugs.com for info.

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