Green this Look! Lacquered Blue Living Room

Green this Look! Lacquered Blue Living Room

Angie Cho
Apr 12, 2011

Shiny turquoise walls chase away winter blues. The oceanic hue beckons spring and the resort season! You'll like the unintentional plus side of these glossy walls. The darker color and the wipeable finish makes the space highly pet and kid-friendly. Just don't forget to hide all the accessories! Read more for the skinny on recreating this great look.

Recreating this Look:

  • High-gloss turquoise walls gives this living room a vibrant, energetic look.
  • Neutral furniture and accessories offset and balance the room's vibrancy, like the gray armchairs, a pair of white and metallic tables, and the geometric white and metallic floor lamp.
  • Consider reupholstering existing armchairs, rather than throwing them out and buying new ones. You'll be impressed by the possibilities!
  • Playful safari touches in the form of the lion wall decor and zebra patterned rug.
  • Soft peach silk pillow covers to complement the blue walls. (FYI: Blue and orange are complementary because they're on opposite sides of the color wheel.)
  • The glass vase is the smallest touch that dares to be blue in this boldly blue walled room.
  • The formal large mirror gives your eyes a resting place and enlarges the space.

Eco-Friendly Versions of the High-Style Designer Room:
Our version's products are recyclable, sustainable, handmade or vintage — featuring materials like blacken steel, shoji paper, wool, antique glass and soy-based polyfoam.

1. Living room designed by Miles Redd, featured in Elle Decor.
2. Klubbo Nesting Tables, set of 2 by Ikea. $69.99
3. Two vibrant choices of high-gloss blue paint by Mythic Non-Toxic Paint in Ocean Allegra and Under the Sea. $11.99 (sample) - $55.99
4. Parlour Oatmeal Chair by CB2. This armchair may not be gray like the one in our inspiration living room, but any neutral color works great. I think the clean look of this oatmeal chair adds a nice levity to the space. $699.00
5. Peach Orange Solid Cushion Cover... by Anita Nirma. $19.45

6. Levanger Mirror by Ikea. $49.99
7. Hand-tufted Adora Wool Rug (2'6 x 7'6) from Overstock. $87.99
8. Light Blue Cased Art Glass Vase from Fort Logan Antiques & Collectibles. $19.95
9. Sonneman Nikko Blackened Steel Floor Lamp from Lamps Plus. $300.91
10. Lion and Mouse Original Wildlife Oil Painting by C. Rhino. $800.00

Other Green this Look! Posts:
Green this Look! Fuchsia Foyer from Elle Decor
Green this Look! Colorful Eat-In Kitchen by Lo Bjurulf
Green this Look! Picture Wall Living Room

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