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Blue is often a misunderstood color. It is cool yet it can be warm, rich and inviting. These are three very different rooms I designed using the color blue as the inspiration.  You can find more Design Recipes tips at http://www.design-recipes.com.

1. Powder blue with added architectural features. Chair railing, wainscoting, and molding can be a great way to add architectural charm to a space.  In this bedroom, I paired soft blue with neutral gray and white.

2. Don’t be afraid to mix different tints, tones and shades.  In this living room, turquoise is mixed with royal and indigo.

3. You can create color without ever picking up a paint brush as in this case of this room. Look at all of the strong vibrant color and the walls are pure white!