What the Most Stylish Living Rooms Have in Common
These design secrets can help you close the gap between the home you have and the look you want.
Photo: Gregory Zabilski/Courtesy of Michelle Workman
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They Feature the Trend Within the Trend
When Workman designed Jennifer Lopez's California home
, she used a lot of soft, muted grays and blues. In the years since, gray has emerged as the top neutral paint color, but as people become more comfortable with it, the accent colors they use have become richer (like a magenta instead of a pale, petal pink), and tend to be warmer (think reds and oranges). Gray is timeless—making it an ideal choice for most living rooms, and since it's easy to experiment with trendier tones.