6 Daring, Real-Life Wall Paint Colors to Try From This Week's Top Tours

February 3 - 7, 2014

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We had some house tours from folks not afraid of color this week. Rich, soothing and energizing, these colors would complement a lot of styles. And as evidenced from the gorgeous real-life spaces that accompany these hues, you know they work. Grab wall paint color inspiration from these actual rooms for your own color project this weekend.

Top image: It's deep, it's dramatic and it's dark; Ralph Lauren's Club Navy coats the walls in Lucie & Chris' Spanish Colonial in bedroom.

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Benjamin Moore's Deep Ocean in Lucie & Chris' library and media room is like a cool summer breeze while floating on the sea. A step under their dark bedroom color but still bold and arresting.

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Cinda & Mark's House of Chic Contrasts house tour showcases not only great colors, but great color combinations. Like in the dining room, where Benjamin Moore's Ashwood (OC-47) with a top layer of Pearlescent Gold makes the ceiling pop. And Pratt & Lambert's Dark Blue (#1238) walls mix with trim painted in Pratt & Lambert's Light Blue (#683).

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What's that? You don't think white's a daring color? Then you've never tried to pick out a good white that's just right. We found a perfect white shade in Madelyn Baker's Naturally Elegant Abode, Benjamin Moore's Mountain Peaks White.

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This hue sure will wake you up in the morning! It definitely makes all these fun and inspiring pinned up images pop in Lucie & Chris' office. She just lists this as "hot pink" but we think Benjamin Moore's Razzle Dazzle could be a good match.

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One last color from Lucie & Chris' Spanish Colonial house tour (there were so many good colors in there!). This time in the bathroom, another beautiful, dramatic, soothing blue: Dunn Edwards' Rare Turquoise.

(Image credits: Marcia Prentice; Emily Jenkins Followill; Liana Hayles )

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.