The neutral on these walls sets the tone for a relaxed room to start with. Then the dominate color is added in with the upholstery and accessory selections in this soft blue palette. A very monochromatic color scheme...which is very calming and lovely.
Here is another example of starting with a neutral backdrop (walls) and then adding in the color with the furnishing and accessories. Here the color that is added is bright and bold...again, a great look.
Now here is a room done in blues and green...but, with a blue background (wall color), which is reminiscent of the sea (hence, the picture in this room, I suppose!). Which do YOU prefer...neutral walls or the blue?
Now for green walls...and blue upholstery...again, what a nice look! It is a completely different feel than the first two since the walls are part of the color scheme.
There isn't a "right and wrong" really, just a matter of preference. Color on the walls is just a little more daring and you must be sure you can live with this much color...me? I say, bring it on...I can indeed live with color! So, which do YOU prefer...color or neutral walls? We'd love for you to share your thoughts on the subject!
Now...be sure to have a "Simply Irresistible" Day!
Photo Credits: Meg Braff via House Beautiful, House Beautiful