Best Use of Color

From saturated shades to happy hues, color takes center stage in these chic spaces.

And the award goes to... Bria Hammel, winner of the best use of color category.

Bria Hammel

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Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Large Island

Custom-colored cabinetry and a rusty red floor add an element of surprise to this country-inspired transitional kitchen. The large kitchen island is topped with a durable stainless steel countertop and paired with three barstools for dining in. Stainless steel appliances and an eye-catching pendant light up the kitchen's style quotient.

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Diamond-Pattern Backsplash

Chef-grade appliances underscore top-notch details that went into this beautiful transitional kitchen's design. A herringbone brick floor, Shaker-style cabinetry and a diamond-pattern backsplash all contribute to the soothing neutral palette.

Transitional Kitchen Backsplash With Arabesque Tiles

Hand-glazed arabesque tiles form an artful backdrop behind the sleek stainless steel range hood in this neutral transitional kitchen. The diamond pattern adds texture and interest to the cooking area.

Traditional Dining Room With Beamed Ceiling and Alfresco Feel

In this brilliantly lit sunroom, a large dining table is centrally located instead of typical sunroom furniture. A multitude of windows and a rustic brick floor gives the dining room an alfresco vibe, bringing the outdoors in. Exposed ceiling beams complement the neutral room's woodwork and moldings.

Andrea Bazilus

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Color Draws Focus to Contemporary Built-In Bar

Eye-popping cherry-red paint turns the contemporary wet bar in this art-filled home into a fun focal point. Along with storing stemware, shelves serve as display space for the homeowner’s collections of art and objects.

Photo By: Red Egg Design Group

Red Built-In Contemporary Wet Bar With Colorful Accessories

Eye-popping cherry-red paint turns the contemporary wet bar in this art-filled, eclectic home into a fun focal point. Along with storing stemware, shelves serve as display space for the homeowner’s collections of art and objects.

Photo By: Red Egg Design Group

Built-In Contemporary Wet Bar Features Bold Paint Treatment

The built-in cabinetry of this contemporary wet bar is splashed with cherry red, creating a fun focal point that brings attention to the homeowner’s colorful collection of art and objects. A small undermount sink and built-in wine cooler are convenient features, and Carrara marble is a stylish choice for the countertop.

Regan Baker

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Contemporary Globe Pendant Sets Dining Room Apart

A large globe pendant hangs over the dining room table, a contemporary accent in a space otherwise brimming with craftsman character. Navy blue paint adorns the upper third of the room -- including the ceiling -- allowing the intricate woodwork to shine.

Navy Dining Room With White Wainscoting

Crisp white wainscoting pops against the dining room's dark navy walls and ceiling. Red industrial letters balance on the picture rail molding, adding a graphic element to neatly structured space.

Built-In Hutch With Leaded Glass Detail

A built-in hutch provides convenient dining room storage and showcases the artistry of leaded glass, a hallmark of craftsman design.

Simple and Sophisticated Barware

A collection of glass decanters, a brass bottle opener and a bowl of whiskey stones is a simple yet sophisticated set up for the bar.

Photo By: Regan Baker Design

Cool and Contemporary Bachelor Pad

The bachelor pad has a simple, uncluttered aesthetic that carries over into all the living spaces. A strong commitment to neutrals and sleek furniture silhouettes keep the look masculine and unfussy.

Photo By: Regan Baker Design

Alisha Gwen

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Cool Blues Create Fun Girl's Room

Blue hues ranging from brightest sky to deepest ocean turn this girl’s bedroom into a tranquil but playful retreat. Layered pattern varies from chevron to floral to Suzani, and the clients helped design the custom headboard’s shape.

Chic Girl’s Room in Shades of Blue

The clients, 10-year-old twins, helped designer Alisha Gwen create the fun shape of this custom, blue velvet-clad headboard. In the space, the girls’ favorite hues of blue and purple inspired the palette. Layered patterns and fun furnishings mix to form a tranquil bedroom with equal parts whimsy, function and style.

Layered Color in Restful Girl’s Room

This cool blue bedroom designed for one of two twin sisters features playful elements just right for a 10-year-old girl. Designer Alisha Gwen incorporated the girls’ own artwork into the rooms, as well as their favorite colors. A dusky purple lamp on this Bungalow 5 bedside table pops when set against blues ranging from Caribbean sea to cornflower and navy.

Chic Study Spot in Serene Kid’s Room

A stylish white desk by Bungalow 5 is topped by the 10-year-old client’s own artwork in this tranquil, creative girl’s bedroom. Throughout the space, blue and purple hues blend in a way that’s both calming and fun. The Neoclassical-inspired desk chair is upholstered in pretty lilac, a fun, feminine color.

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