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Color of the Month, July 2014: Sand

Give your rooms a calming makeover with 40 examples of this year's warm beige
This Old House
This Old House • 15 weeks ago

Reign in the rustic look of salvaged planks by whitewashing and installing them as classic wainscoting. | Photo: Colin Poole/GAP Interiors

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Refine the rustic look by whitewashing salvaged planks, like these from old-barn-wood.com. | Photo: Colin Poole/GAP Interiors

Even the smallest of rooms deserve a little ornamentation. Homeowners of this cottage bath made room for a vase and other display opportunities by installing a generous chair rail atop the wainscoting.

Loving this and think we could do this easy enough in our master! Well, easy for me to say anyway.

Help the eye flow by installing a custom shelf that fits under the sink and over the toilet. You'll barely even notice the exposed plumbing underneath. (But if you do, it matches the other fixtures.)

Horizontal stripes are a no-brainer for visually widening a room. This classic paint job transformed a small bath with a mere four gallons. | Photo: Roeshel Summerville