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When it comes to creating the ultimate serene escape, take inspiration from the seaside with an ocean blue and a silvery gray, like the shoreline on a foggy morning, says Jason Grant, interior designer and author of A Place Called Home
. Since both shades are cool tones, there isn't as much contrast between them, which makes the duo easier on the eyes. Sea and sky colors tend to be a safe bet because they're so commonly found in nature that they're less likely to be pegged as the "it" tones of a certain decade, like the avocado '70s or mauve '80s.