Cool colors, even cool grays and whites, are refreshing and palatable. Ensure they don't come across as cold by including wood furniture and supple textures.
Cool colors can give an elegant edge to casual rooms. In this family room, layers of gray are paired with royal purples. A jute rug, baskets, and shiplap walls soften the space with texture.
Employ clean-lined features and sleek surfaces to exude coolness in a room. In this bathroom, a slender vanity with a thick countertop sets a cool modern tone. A linear light fixture, oversize mirror, and large porcelain tile floors complete the look.
If you want to set a cool tone in a light-filled space, incorporate a few dark surfaces, such as wood floors or an island finished in a mahogany or an ebony stain. These visually heavy surfaces will anchor larger rooms, spaces with vaulted ceilings, or areas with lots of natural light.
Get the Blues
One of the easiest ways to capture a cool look is to use cool colors. This neutral living room is instantly cooled off with the addition of sapphire pillows, an ottoman, and patterned curtains.
Sophisticated and chic, this formal living room is cool without being cold. Mixing sleek surfaces, such as the stone coffee tables and mirrored side table, with curvaceous furniture and traditional architecture is key to the look. Shades of cool white paired with blue, purple, and green accents envelop the space in elegant color.
For a casual approach to cool, skip ornate details and opt for clean, simple lines instead. In this living room, cool whites are relaxed by fun accessories, strongly structured sofas, and a textured rug.
Dine in Style
This dining room plays up the cool factor with a glass-topped table. A metal frame adds bonus cool points, as do white-and-chrome chairs. Shades of blue and a modern light fixture complete the look.
Grays get a bad rep for being too cold. To keep the chill away, incorporate wood finishes, furniture with curves, touchable textures, and even a little bit of plant life.
Eclectic and Collected
A mix of furniture, collected-over-time accessories, and a dynamic color scheme of French blue and raspberry come across as cool thanks to the use of black and white. Black accents lend a cool vibe to this eclectic living room. Clean white walls also enhance the chic factor.