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This bedroom is a study in how to use different intensities of the same color. Sky-blue stripes on the bed give this ocean-view room a nautical touch. Royal blue paint on the walls is strategically extended to the edges of the ceiling, setting off the super pale blue it surrounds and adding dimension to the space. Bright white throughout ties it all together. Every time you use color, incorporate a lighter shade of that color as well to balance out the color scheme.
If you are not a fan of using a lot of color, a simple but bold statement can be achieved by adding just one brightly colored accessory. Here, the luscious little chair acts as a focal point, adding interest without compromising the natural and relaxing feel of the rest of the room.
The beautiful shade of brown on the cabinets serves as the ideal foil for the aquamarine countertop. Other shades of blue are also used throughout the kitchen, in the backsplash, the pottery and even the cups. The color scheme jumps from bright blues to snappy oranges, giving the space a fun and versatile style.
This eclectic version of a sea-inspired theme has a vivacious vibe, thanks to the rich, dark shade of turquoise on the wall that serves as a backdrop. Considering how many colors, prints and styles are used, as well as the number of exotic pieces, it's impressive to see how coherent—and dazzling—this area looks.
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