For some spaces, the right color was none at all. With four children constantly in motion, it was no surprise that the master bathroom was designed to be a spa-like retreat for the busy homeowners, its contrasts drawn from the muted and delicate Calacatta marble on the floors and walls.
“We kept this space neutral for a calming effect to begin and end the day,” says Yeager Smith. “The marble itself has such innate beauty with the natural veining and warm undertones.”
But others needed injections of pep, like the family powder room that plays off the homeowner’s love of the color green. Yeager Smith selected a bold wall covering that was tempered by the crisp white wainscoting. The effect was a sense of cheerfulness that reflects the young, vibrant family.
“We carried this fresh green color with navy and raspberry accents throughout the whole first floor,” says Yeager Smith. “When used in the right dose and paired with classic neutral elements, color can become so much more impactful.”
Power of Three
Not sure how to mix and match colors? Here are three keenly balanced color combos that you can really use.
Navy Blue + Kelly Green + Raspberry
“Navy has a classic traditional quality with a grounding natural effect and pairs beautifully with the crisp green,” says Yeager Smith. “Raspberry adds a bold pop of complementary contrasting color to create just the right amount of tension.”
Cream + Blush + Metallic Gold
“This color combo is on trend right now. The cream and blush keep the space light and bright with a soft quality, but the metallic gold contrasts beautifully and adds a bit of edge and glamour,” says Yeager Smith. “Not a gold person? Substitute black to add even greater contrast and impact.”
Charcoal + Yellow + White
“This high-contrast combo offers a playfulness without being too colorful. Yellow is such a happy color. It can become garish when used in combination with too many other colors, so I like to pair it with white and charcoal,” she says. “They make the yellow really pop and also balance the palette as a whole.”