City Chic
Jun 30, 2010
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As part of our ongoing Inside Man guide to guy style, Valspar Paint, Apartment Therapy, and the GQ Design Group are examining home color trends, seeking out unique and personal approaches to color for men. The City Chic palette is bold and energetic, perfect for the kind of guy who lives, works, and plays at a fast pace.

The City Chic Guy's Home

The City Chic Guy wants a home where he can kick back and be comfortable, but entertain in style. Think open plan spaces, conversational living rooms, and well-stocked bars. In a space that serves multiple functions, color can help to define 'zones.' Use a red accent wall to ramp up the living room, or a blue dining area to set the stage for small talk over drinks. Warm colors foster high-energy get togethers, while cool ones are conducive to unwinding.

His Colors

As a leading color authority, Valspar Paint's commitment to style leads them to develop the kind of colors that convey a sophisticated masculine point of view. The 'City Chic' guy sports a tailored, pulled-together look. Whether he's choosing a suit or buying a sofa, he gravitates towards clean lines, classic styles, and colors that make an impact.

The City Chic Guy's Palette

Lucy Blue 5001-5C
Ivory Brown 6006-1C
Classic Red 1009-2

Want More?

• Check out GQ's City Chic style guide at
• Read more posts on guy style at

We've teamed up with Valspar Paint to create The Inside Man, a special feature dedicated to daily (Monday - Friday) posts from Apartment Therapy and GQ about men's color conundrums and style questions. From sofas with cup holders to brilliant bachelor pads, we're focusing on the decor dilemmas men often bring to us.

Photos: Evan Thomas, Jill Slater, Rachael Grad / Apartment Therapy

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