Hints of Blue This otherwise neutral living room benefits from a hint of dressiness with curtains of soft blue raw silk. To invite cuddling up, use white slipcovers in soft, easy fabrics, like the brushed cotton on this sofa in the den, and layer on pillows and throws.
Blue: Picking Favorites When choosing a blue, consider how often you're in the room. For example, don't choose a very bold blue for a living room -- you might tire of the color. Save it for a den or a playroom and pick a more serene tone for central living spaces. -- Sasha Emerson, Los Angeles interior designer