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    • Cozy Getaway

      Like a soft blanket, this palette offers coziness in the form of warm colors with a rich twist. Chocolate brown, crimson red, and royal blues bring luxe to comfort.

      Designer: Sara Gilbane Sullivan

      Getting Started:

      Use a ratio formula to help you put together a color scheme. Choose one main color to serve as 40-60 percent of your color palette, then one to two supporting colors to comprise 30-40 percent of your color palette, and fill the remainder with one to two accents. Thinking of color this way can help you determine how much of each color to use. Go to the next slide to see how this scheme breaks out.

    • The Colors

      Mix vibrant jewel tones with texture and a little bit of glimmer to capture a cozy yet luxurious look. Start with grass cloth in a warm beige on the walls. Ground the space with a rich chocolate brown as a supporting color. Use the color on your largest piece of upholstered furniture. The chocolate brown can also come into play on wood floors and bookshelves. Incorporate red as a second supporting color via a lacquered red ceiling, an armchair, or both. Use royal blue and rich green as accent colors on pillows and accessories.

    • Cozy Getaway: Rooms for Retreats

      This palette is best suited for a den, library, or another small room without a lot of natural light. In a small or dark room, the colors and textures will work as a cocoon, rather than a damper.

    • Cozy Getaway: Attitude

      Contrast is the key to achieving a look that is both relaxing and rich. "This palette conveys a relaxed and inviting attitude," designer Sara Gilbane Sullivan says. "The velvet mixed with the rough grass cloth mixes the luxurious with the humble. This is a room that everyone should feel comfortable in, yet it still feels special."

    • Cozy Getaway: Accents

      Finishing touches in luxe materials will give the palette an edge. Lacquer, brass, tortoise shell, shagreen, and blown glass will fit right in with the colors and textiles and will give the room shimmer. Consider lacquer trays, brass picture lights or bookshelf railings, a cocktail table with a tortoise-shell top, tortoise-shell picture frames and boxes, shagreen-wrapped side tables or small shagreen accessories (coasters, boxes, picture frames, etc.), and blown-glass bottles in jewel tones.

    • Get the Look!

      Ready to decorate? Shop the products that will help you bring this look home!

    • Resources

      Grass-cloth wallpaper: Madagascar in Natural Straw, Y9392-AB, Hinson; hinsonco.com

      Use for: Walls

      Blue/multicolor ikat fabric: Perseus Print, 2009145, in color 15 (Blue), Eric Cohler collection, Lee Jofa; leejofa.com

      Use for: Club chair upholstery

      Brown velvet: 29429-6, Kravet; kravet.com

      Use for: Sofa

      Red trim: Red Leather Cord, 973-34243, in color 2120 (Garnet), Samuel & Sons; samuelandsons.com

      Use for: Sofa piping

      Blue houndstooth: Westminster Houndstooth Campbell, DE12242, Holland & Sherry; hollandandsherry.com

      Use for: Throw pillows

      Green plaid: Wool Plaid Cottage Tweed in Lime, DE10569, Holland & Sherry; hollandandsherry.com

      Use for: Throw pillows

      Red paint: Merlot Red, 2006-10, Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com

      Use for: Ceiling (use Satin Imperva Gloss finish for a lacquer look)

      Brown paint: Clinton Brown, HC-67, Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com

      Use for: Doors and trim

    • More Tips

      Learn more about decorating with dark colors.

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