The 2014 Color of the Year (Plus Other Colorful Ideas)
This shade is bold, vibrant—and much easier to decorate with than you think. These rooms prove that a lush home is only a few brushstrokes (or throw pillows) away.
Photo: Michel Arnaud
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Take Royal Purple to New Heights with a Canopy
Sometimes, an entire room can be designed around a single piece of fabric. If the patterns are bold, like this reversible plaid/floral number, balance them out with soft, similar colors, recommends David Simmons, who designed this master suite in Oprah's Santa Barbara guest house
with partner Andre Walker. "That's why we upholstered the walls in a frosty orchid shade," Simmons says.