Soft and subdued, yellow is often used in babies' rooms and kitchens to create a calm, quiet place to begin a new life or to start the morning. But this versatile color is not just for the duck-and-bunny set or for old-fashioned spaces. Pick the right shade and yellow can be dramatic, daring and surprisingly debonair.
Looking for just the right shade of pink? Try looking to your wardrobe (or your child's) for inspiration. Designer John Loecke (www.jloeckeinc.com) added loads of spunk to this small room with his bold color choices.
Cool and contemporary, gray captures our reader attention as a no-longer neutral shade. Here, it takes center stage in a monochromatic palette.For this design, David Bromstad uses a blue-gray paint and stainless steel accents, but adds hints of wood and leather to keep the space welcoming.
Runner up to most popular is this gorgeous green. Although dark green is often used to make a space look masculine (think Ralph Lauren-esque home offices), the color can also be fabulously feminine, as designer Martha Angus proves in this sitting room for the 2005 San Francisco Decorator's Showroom.
By far what you, the readers, are most taken with on our site is this rich, deep brown. Various woods and leathers work well together and meld to create a welcoming mood in this cozy living room in shades of brown.