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Six Colorful Style Tricks

Designer Amanda Nisbet infuses a family beach retreat on Long Island with radiant hues, from bold blues to punchy pinks.

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Living Room
Photo: Jonny Valiant

Toy With Tradition

“I didn’t want to do a classic blue-and-white living room,” says Amanda, who mixed in mustard yellow and cardinal red accent pieces to liven up the blues that anchor the space. She was careful to avoid too-bright colors such as taxi yellow and fire engine red, which would have made the room look like a primary-color wheel.

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