Most of the house was painted in shades of golds, greens, and beiges/tans- and although it was beautiful- these aren't our colors! I am a BLUE girl all the way, (our last home had a big shortage of blue) so it was bring on the blue in our new Carolina home.
Chose to do the open living/ dining/ foyer area in a combination of creamy white and a soft grey/ blue. Ten paint samples later, I finally found that elusive light blue that was neither too much like a baby boy's nursery nor too storm cloud grey. It feels like an extension of the sky dipping right into the house.