6 Things That Bring Serenity to Any Room (Beyond Candles)
Zen gardens, natural light and gauzy fabrics aren't the only ways to create a home where you can truly unwind.
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A Glimmer of Warmth
While soft blues continue to be the most popular "peaceful" color, Zillow Digs's Board of Designers survey
found that a new shade has tied white for the number two spot: Gray. Unlike other calming colors, which tend to be cool tones, most people prefer light grays that have hints of red in them. Cool grays feel sterile, like an industrial warehouse, explains Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. She recommends Mindful Gray
or Anew Gray
, and says she's seeing them paired with pale aquas as an alternative to the classic blue and white.