Posted by Lauran

This week we staged a beautiful four-bedroom house in Berkeley where the blue, green and gray color palette is really the star of the show.

The minute you walk into the entryway, you feel yourself relax as the cool blue surrounds you.


From the entry you enter the living room, where we chose a soft gray as a backdrop for modern furnishings and bright colored accessories.



Original artwork by Harry Gruenert


The dining room walls feature the same color, and we carried the blue tones through the pillows on the built-in bench and artwork.



Original artwork by Amiguel

As you move into the kitchen, a slightly different soft blue works well with the white cabinets and marble countertops.


There are two bonus spaces at the back of the house—a sunroom, which we staged as a family room, and a detached office. The photo below shows you how these buildings were added to the original home.

Ward back

Here’s how the sunroom/family room looks inside . . .

Ward FR

. . . note that here the grass and sky added all the green and blue we needed!

The detached office features a green accent wall.


Back inside the house, when you go upstairs you are greeted with four bedrooms. First, a sweet little room that we thought made a perfect nursery, with mint green walls . . .

Ward baby

Next, a soothing guest room featuring a soft blue accent wall and a vintage teak bed . . .

Ward guest

The third room is the kid’s room—with playful hits of green, yellow and orange!

Ward kids

And finally, the master bedroom with its dusky blue walls invites relaxation.

Ward master

Original artwork by Amiguel

The next time you’re choosing paint colors, remember to consider the flow of your entire home. While it can be fun to vary colors and tones from room to room, a more strategic color plan creates an overall cohesive feeling—as you can see from this home.

Note: This Berkeley home will be open this Sunday, July 12! Go check it out!

Photography courtesy of Toursler.

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