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22 Bright + Light Designs (Without a White Wall in Sight)

Caution: These spaces will inspire you to quit playing it safe and dip your paint roller into color, ASAP.

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Photo: Jeff Herr ©. From: Terracotta Design Build.

Minty Green + Blue Teen's Room

Talk about living the teenage dream, right? This spunky bedroom design achieves floor-to-ceiling freshness with a crisp coat of minty-aqua blue paint, bright white curtains and three trendy panels of palm print over the bed.

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Photo: Mary Costa. From: Caitlin Murray.

Commit to Color

Show us a space with white walls that’s brighter than this head-turning bedroom design. We dare you. This boudoir shocks the senses (in the best ways possible, mind you) with a splattered backdrop, a royal purple bedspread and neat, bright-white linens.

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Photo: Dan Piassick. From: M. Barnes & Co..

Sophisticated Sage

Feeling a little nervous to dip your toes in color? You can’t go wrong with this cool, barely-there green hue. The soft sage walls serve as an elegant, airy backdrop to a dusty blue sofa, red floral pillows and a sizable, statement-making abstract painting.

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Airy Ice Blue

This lovely living room uses an icy blue hue to its advantage. By coating the walls, ceiling and trim in varied shades of blue, the designer tricks the eye and visually expands the space. Charming, pale blue chairs and watercolor paintings offer the ultimate spot to flip through your summer read or call up a friend.

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