Contemporary Craftsman With Earthy Color Palette

Subdued greens, blues and light wood hues have a calming presence in this modern Craftsman, making the space feel softer and more in tune with its surroundings. Meanwhile, marble backsplashes and dappled prints mimic the look of sunlight and shadows, and so establish a sense of "movement."

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Photo By: Thomas Story

Contemporary Neutral Living Room With Blue Art

The wide zig zags on this living room's shades leap out at the eye like another piece of artwork. Other details that could be overlooked, like the stair's angular trim, get to be part of the action too, thanks to their crisp contrast against white walls.

Scandinavian Foyer With Green Door

How can it be that just a few items create such a sense of peace and grace? This foyer is a shining example that less can certainly be more.

Scandinavian Eat-In Kitchen With Cube Pendant

Warm wood is the star of the open plan kitchen, used for the floors, lower cabinets, chairs and a sunny, built-in banquette.

Chef Kitchen With White Pot

The gourmet kitchen mixes metals with sophisticated abandon. Being too matchy-matchy can make a space feel sterile, but here, there are levels of color and texture within the neutral palette.

Contemporary Living Room With Green Pillows

This living room is a stunner. Two ethereal pieces of art pull together the gray-and-green palette. The armchairs' nubby upholstery is an especially lovely textural note.

Sitting Area With Diamond Pillow

Patterns give this sitting area its visual interest, with layers of pillows and soft throws. An oversized mirror makes the space feel wider.

Living Room With Two Blue Sofas

Back-to-back blue velvet sofas are a pretty way to divide up a long living area. One side is for lounging and watching tv, the other is more of a conversational grouping.

Gallery Wall and Wood Bench

Wide-ranging art in a mix of sizes makes a dynamic gallery wall in this room. Below it, a frame gets a soft, textured touch with the addition of a sheepskin.

Blue Bar With Marble Shelf

In the bar, the marble countertops extend up into a slim shelf, a stylish home for artwork, glassware and vases. For contrast, cabinetry gets a vibrant coat of blue paint.

Contemporary Stairs With Black Railing

Blonde wood stairs get a clear railing trimmed in black. It's a striking way to dress up the functional space.

Blue Seat and Gray Accent Wall

A feathery gray pattern covers one wall of the home office, so lovely with the green paint and brass sconces. In the corner, a seat with a denim cushion invites brainstorming (or daydreaming).

Green Scandinavian Home Office With Wishbone Chair

A rich saturation of color on the walls of this home office bathes the room in calm. Furnishings are simple and Scandinavian in style, the light wood elements pretty against the walls' darker hue.

Green Hall and Bathroom

The transition into the bathroom is a delight, the green-tiled floor pulling in the walls' gorgeous hue.

Small Bathroom With Graphic Backsplash

A jewel box of a bathroom makes a splash with graphic tile and an emerald-green floor.

Contemporary Bedroom With Green Bed

This bedroom embraces bold choices, like the emerald green bed or striking wall hanging. The result is a space that feels infinitely sophisticated.

Contemporary Bedroom With Pink Bed Linens

This bedroom is filled with pretty sunset colors, leaping out from the bright artwork and pale pink duvet.

Single Vanity Bathroom With Green Tile

Green tiles make the floor and shower of this bathroom shine with color.

Gray Contemporary Bedroom With Blue Rug

At HGTV.com, see how this sophisticated bedroom sets an intimate, cozy atmosphere with dark colors.

Gray Contemporary Bedroom With Copper Lamp

Moody and so cool, the bedroom dives deep into dark colors with charcoal walls and an upholstered headboard that extends to the edges of the room.

Scandinavian Spa Bathroom With Skylights

This bathroom couldn't look simpler and yet every detail has a role to play. Gray and white tiles team up to make a large-scale herringbone pattern on the floor. Skylights bounce sunlight off the pale surfaces.

Gray Exterior and Front Yard

The exterior is painted a handsome dark gray with the garage door and columns left unpainted for a pop of warm contrast. For a dynamic entrance, there's an asymmetrical walkway surrounded by low-scale greenery, leading up to the front door.

Outdoor Dining Room With Blue Rug

Indoors and outdoor are joined with the easy slide of a door. Take the party al fresco to the porch's beautiful dining area with its fresh, white chairs and striped rug.

Gray Exterior and Covered Porch

Back behind the house, a covered porch matches the sleek simplicity of the rest of the exterior. Beneath the porch is a most inviting dining area with a rug to anchor the table and container gardens softening each of the four corners.

Deck With Vertical Garden

An urban lower level deck gets wild with a vertical garden in sculptural shapes.