"I like washed-out blue walls, surrounded by the most heavenly shade of green for the trim. It reminds me of the changing colors of the ocean on a sunny day, or the sea glass you find when you're strolling on the beach. Add a splash of cobalt and a dash of dusty pink and see what that does for your senses!" –Jennifer Garrigues
Benjamin Moore; Palladian Blue HC-144; Hollingsworth Green HC-141
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In designer Annie Brahler's Jacksonville, Illinois, house, the gentleman's-club tone of son Daniel's room speaks to the teenager's interest in British history. His mother matched Behr paint and a Jonathan Adler Union Jack rug to colors on a Vuitton bag.
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Reviving an Early American symbol of welcome, Ken Fulk painted the front doors of a San Francisco house Benjamin Moore's Heritage Red. He echoed existing carved-fan motifs in new gilt stencils on the glass.
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"In a house by the ocean we painted the kitchen this beautiful, changeable gray that spans the arc from green to gray to blue, depending on the light. Then we chose a pale, pale lavender for the trim. It's rather ethereal and very luminescent, as if it has an inner glow." –Cheryl Katz
Farrow & Ball;Hardwick White 5; Benjamin Moore Heaven 2118-70
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In this Northern Michigan lake cottage, it all starts with white. Now add blue: Is there any other combination so ageless, so…right? Now add a punch of yellow and you've got the happiest rooms you'll ever see. A coffee table in the living room by designer Tom Stringer holds stacks of old National Geographics and also brings a surprising yellow hue to the space. "They added the perfect yellow punch," he says. "They're so classic—just like blue and white. But we also knew they'd be great rainy day reading." Throughout the house, walls, trim, and ceiling are Benjamin Moore's White Dove.
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