By Anna Kocharian

Published on March 21, 2016

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Photography by MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

A tinted navy wall paint sets the backdrop for a mod mix of furnishings with a shabby chic touch.

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Photography by PETER FEHRENTZ

On the opposing side of the color spectrum, we found that the key to decking a room in an almost exclusively warm palette lies within a handful of delicate neutrals, cleverly interspersed within the textured accents.

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Photography by MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

A serene wall paint that fluctuates between a deep gray and a shady blue fits right in with the subdued aesthetic of this Scandinavian living room.

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Photography by HOUSE BEAUTIFUL UK

A lilac backdrop sets the tone for pastel furnishings and a modest mix of copper accents, instilling a calming essence throughout the space.

Similar wall paint in Behr’s Courteous

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Photography by FEEDLY

A study in contrast featuring two rather bold yet dynamic decorative elements: a concrete floor and delicate furnishings with plenty of frill, set against an eclectically intricate backdrop.

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Photography by THE DESIGN CHASER

Playful patterns of the sweetest shades redefine the concept of a two-toned room.

Get the scoop on the colors on Dulux!

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Photography by MILK

An elegant mix of classically modern furnishings soften the bold intensity of the charcoal wall paint.

Paint in Farrow & Ball’s Off-Black.

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Photography by SFGIRLBYBAY

A subtly patterned wallpaper of a neutrally saturated shade, gives way to the dynamically eclectic details of the island-chic and mid-century mod decor.

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Photography by MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME

If you ask us, a smokey gray is in fact a color, especially when paired with wood floors and a tinted wall paint with the slightest hint of color.

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Photography by LAURE JOLIET

A whitewashed ceiling accentuates the boldness of the bright blue wall paint and eclectically colorful decor.

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Photography by NINA BUNGERS

This two-toned living room features a chic mix of color, texture, and style. Sleek copper details and a marbled wallpaper further elevate the decor of the space.

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Photography by FARROW AND BALL

A pigmented brown with a hint of magenta has us seriously reconsidering this commonly overlooked shade.

Accent wall in London Clay by Farrow & Ball.

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Photography by LAMAISONDANNAG.BLOGSPOT.CA

Proof that there’s no such thing as too much color. Vibrant furnishings elevate this gray-washed living room with a burst of color and mid-century mod style.

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Photography by MY SCANDINAVIAN HOME BLOG

The trick to a colorful space without having to paint the walls? Investing in a wall-to-wall mirror installation to reflect an eclectically vibrant decor.

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Photography by MARTIN MORRELL FOR NYTIMES

Inside this English cottage, a bright green wall paint emulates the rustic decor of the warm space.

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Photography by 101WOONIDEEëN D.I.Y. MAGAZINE

A seemingly textured wallpaper instills an illusion of depth to the monochrome walls, providing a sensible base for the warm-hued decorative elements.

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Photography by SFGIRLBYBAY

A rosy wall paint creates a subdued setting for the accented colors and organic features of this inviting space.

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Photography by DECOIST

Proof that a color block works just as well with two very saturated and fearless shades. Note the thought-out hue of the sofa, used to bring the bold wall colors together.

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Photography by DESIGNTRAVELLER.BLOGSPOT.COM

A lesson in decorating with accents, found in an otherwise monochrome living room filled with subtle bursts of eye-catching color.

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Photography by SCHÖNER WOHNEN

We can hardly keep up with the number of shades of blue found in this lone space, further accentuated by daylight and clever paint color contrasts.

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Photography by NINA CHOI

A delicate wall paint with a cool undertone fits right in with the dusty blush-toned furnishings and decor.

Wall paint in Farrow & Ball’s Calamine.

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Photography by Brittany Ambridge

Wood panel walls should more or less be a requirement for the beachfront property. Coupled with porthole windows and a nautical design scheme, this home is the ultimate summer escape.

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Photography by APARTMENT THERAPY

An earthy decor scheme that stems from the patterned wallpaper, emulates itself among the colorfully textured furnishings and delicately woven accent pieces of this desert-inspired living space.

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Photography by PRUE RUSCOE VIA VOGUE LIVING

An elegant gallery wall composed of intricately detailed frames fit right in with the saturated wall paint, proving that every room deserves an accent piece, or two.