An ultra-pale blue gray coupled with an intense espresso brown underscores the contemporary feeling of this kitchen. The cool of the room is punched up with a bit of warmth by accenting with a light brown that tends toward orange.
With a pale sandy tan and a soft watery blue, this living room transports you to the sea. Nautical stripes on the upholstery intensify the effect.
Tending towards black, the deep espresso brown in this room is livened up by a rich shade of blue. The oversize art repeats the bright blue and emphasizes the contemporary feel of the room in both palette and subject matter.
Blue is a restful color for the bedroom. In this master, soft blues and barely there browns create a calm, neutral palette that soothes after a long day.
Dark brown and navy is a combination that is both unexpected and sophisticated.
Varying shades of brown create the basis of this living room's color palette with just the barest hint of blue. This creates a feeling of sophistication without sacrificing interest.
A swath of blue paint plays beautifully off the dark brown floors in this mudroom.
Varying shades of brown from palest tan to dark espresso are found in this lovely bedroom. Blue is brought to the palette with the palest of gray-blue walls echoed in lovely floral accent pillows.
To add whimsy to a room, try using a palette that incorporates a rich shade of cornflower blue with an almost taupe shade of brown.