Victorian House SouthfieldsVictorian Living Room, London
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9. Look to nature. When picking the perfect grays and blues to pair, you might find the answer in the great outdoors. In this room, cerulean blue — essentially the color of the sky on a beautiful summer’s day — and pebble gray are perfectly complementary. The pairing does conjure up a bit of a seaside feel, but to keep that subtle, these homeowners have steered the design away from the informality of coastal style and gone for woods with a polished rather than a sun-bleached look. Symmetry can also be a shortcut to a more formal style — note here the lamps, pillow arrangements and matching armchairs.Your turn: Do blue and gray feature in your living room decor?Post your photos in the Comments.MoreDesigner Secrets: Pros Share Their Favorite Light Gray PaintsRead more stories about living rooms
The color blue and you. It seems that most of us tend to have a preference for either cool or warm colors. If you love cool hues like blue, don’t deny yourself! Blue paired with white and creamy neutrals makes for a wonderfully calming whole-house palette.Where Are You on the Style Spectrum?