East #55: Elizabeth and Kevin's Cool Shades

Name: Elizabeth and Kevin
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Type of Home: house

What inspired you to use color? Kevin and I wanted to create a bright and airy space, so we went with cool shades of grays and blues for the walls throughout the house. Being our first home together, it was important to me that the colors reflected both of our personalities as well - too girly would not have pleased Kevin, too masculine would not have pleased me...

The wall colors we chose work for both of us, and then we were able to bring boldness to the spaces with our choices in accessories. Again, cooler tones like turquoise, green and yellow prevail, but with an occasional pop of fuchsia and lilac (because I can't help myself!)
Color Tip: If you have a smallish space, try to work within a single color family to create cohesiveness. Or choose a signature color (such as the turquoise in our house) to create a continuous theme from room to room.

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