18 Ways to Use the Color Blue

From aquamarine to indigo, this versatile color weaves its way through every room of a California house. Take the tour with HGTV Magazine.

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Victoria Pearson

Ready for a Change

Rosie and Joe McNamara’s light-filled house in Los Angeles once looked more Italian villa than beach bungalow. “When we bought it a decade ago, there were lots of small rooms that I filled with Mediterranean-inspired pieces in red, gold, and mustard shades,” says Rosie. The couple kept the moody palette for years, until three kids (from left, Maddie Jo, 7; Jack, 4; and Joey, 6) and two yellow Labs joined the family and the space began to feel cramped. After knocking down walls and adding a third floor, Rosie was ready to redecorate.

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