Photography by Brittany Ambridge

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful—that’s a truth the fearless designer Hutton Wilkinson knows only too well. We went weak in the knees over his brazen use of color—malachite, lapis, coral, saffron—at a jewel box of an apartment he decorated on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Photography by Brittany Ambridge Photography by CNP ARCHIVES

Frank Blue (SW 6967) $6.80/sample pot, sherwin-williams.com

Photography by Brittany Ambridge Photography by GARCIA JACQUES

Green Jacket (RL1581) $14/sample pot, ralphlaurenpaint.com

Photography by Brittany Ambridge Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

Niagara Falls (540A-2) $2.94/sample pot, behr.com

Photography by Brittany Ambridge Photography by JAMES WADDELL

Pavilion Blue (252) $7.50/sample pot, farrow-ball.com

Photography by Brittany Ambridge Photography by JAMES WADDELL

Redstone (2009-10) by Benjamin Moore

Photography by Brittany Ambridge Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

Spritz of Lime (AR1904) $5.95/sample pot, valsparpaint.com

Photography by Brittany Ambridge Photography by PAUL COSTELLO

Sunflower (330B-7) $2.94/sample pot, behr.com