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The accent wall in this bedroom is a near-neutral blue. When I mentioned that a near-neutral can add the feel of a color without bringing along the weight of a color, this is what I was talking about.
Blue can be a heavy color and large expanses of it on a wall make a blue room. But by choosing a near-neutral blue, this bedroom's color scheme isn't dictated by the wall color.
This bath is making great use of a near-neutral blue as well. The paint color the designer used here is allowing all of the elements in this bath to blend together harmoniously. Using a blue in its more primary hue wouldn't work here at all but shade, tone and tint of this blue is a success.
Interior design is all about intention and sometimes the intention is to complement rather than contrast. Here's a near-neutral green complementing dark stained wood. Near-neutrals allow anybody to have a whole room make a statement rather than a particular element in a room.