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Yes, I know. White walls can be quite frightening. Walking into a white room can feel a little like walking through a hospital hallway: sterile and boring. But I’m here to tell you – it doesn’t have to be! For those with design-savvy minds, a while wall is merely a canvas with which to display your creative inspiration piece by piece. Wall color is the “get out of jail free” card when it comes to design. You can instantly illuminate and energize a room with a paint brush and a little guidance from the gurus at Home Depot, but with a white wall you are challenged to turn a interiors no-no into something personal (and live-able).

Whether by organized “clutter” or the simple addition of something vibrant, a white room gains weight and artistic balance. In the images above, I love how a purposely-loose American flag gives an otherwise unseen corner a jolt of simple pride and becomes a conversation piece. On the other hand,  dark furniture and mesmerizing parquet floors draw the eye toward the internal architecture for a “wow factor” living room. Bottom line: Don’t be afraid of white because in wall color – more often than not – less is much handsomely more.

See more photos and image credits after the jump…

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Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...

Scout Sixteen - Green

I’ve always been a bit biased to green because it’s the color of my eyes. Green conjures up scenes from the natural world – the great outdoors, falling leaves, and the scent of pine. The particular color lends itself to both decorating your home and wardrobe. It mixes so effortlessly with neutrals (like black, white, and tan) and grounds any composition with a well-balanced foundation.

01. Bao Bao Lucent Tote  / 02. Malachite iPhone Case / 03. J.Crew Falmouth Parka / 04. Hive Modern Vegetal Chair / 05. Moderne Lamp / 06. Ray-ban Youngster Sunglasses

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Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...

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Happy Monday, everyone! I thought I would get to a few design/home projects this weekend but instead took a very long detour to Lazytown (hello, X-Files on Netflix!) so instead here is what inspired me this weekend.

Color-rich design can be incredibly beautiful when done right; however, I believe a small dose of a single color can take your overall design much further. Think of it as a simple whisper for spaces that require your ‘inside voice’.

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Justin

About Justin

Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...

Playland Motel - Simon Spurr Playland Motel - Nadia Kaufhold Playland Motel - Javier Pedraza Polo Playland Motel - Rawlins Calderone Playland Motel - Ben & Jessica Playland Motel - Federico Saenz-Recio Playland Motel - Robbie & Apples

A sleeping giant in the hustle and bustle of Queens, New York, the Playland Motel is an adult wonderland harboring some serious design. Launched in July of this year, the Playland Motel is bring artistic personality with the eclectic flavor of the Rockaways with a distressed wood patio, a pebbled “beach” with folding chairs, a couple of plastic splash pools and inexpensive beers (1).

The principal owners (Robin Scott, Jamie Wiseman, Diego Galarza, and Eduardo Suarez) tapped 12 influential artists to bring each of the 12 rooms to life. At up to $250 a night, the Playland Motel offers guests an unparalleled experience to immerse themselves in the age-old saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover”; behind every door awaits a new adventure…

Here are my favorites:

01. ‘Perception’ from Simon Spurr

02. ‘My Bloody Dreams’ from Nadia Kaufhold

03. ‘Polo’ from Javier Pedraza Polo

04. ‘The Super Collective’ from Rawlins Calderone Design

05. ‘Captains Quarters’ from Ben & Jessica

06. ‘The Cactus Room’ from Federico Saenz-Recio

07. ‘Rebirth’ from Robbie & Apples

Justin

About Justin

Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...

Scout Sixteen - Blue Favorites

Refreshingly bold yet innately calming, blue is a color I tend to utilize most in my wardrobe and my home. It’s such an easy hue to pair with (almost) anything and, to be honest, brings out the best part of my skin tone. I’ve been riding the ‘denim train’ since birth – thanks mostly to the ubiquitous Osh Kosh B’Gosh overalls I couldn’t seem to let go of. In your closet, blue should be a staple. It looks fantastic on everywhere and show off a bit of personality. At home, blue promotes a zen environment and – when paired with wood furniture – adds a bold primer to build out a space ripe with rural minimalism.

01. J.Crew Microdot Shirt / 02. Abacus Wool Rug / 03. Thorocraft Mercer Shoe / 04. Warby Parker Glasses / 05. Salti Bracelet / 06. Table Talk iPhone Case

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Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...

Color Wheel: Yellow

Color: Yellow / Saffron

I’m a fan of neutrals – always have been, always will be. But you can’t go neutral all the time, which is why I love yellow. Just a little yellow goes a long way to spice up an outfit, a room, or even a dinner dish. I’ve assembled some of favorite products featuring this standout color. (To note: the darker shade in a few of the products above is called ‘Saffron’)

01. Beams Plus Shirt / 02. Baggu Leather Tote  / 03. Jonathan Adler Capri Lamp / 04. Sperry Topsider Wingtips / 05. Broom Chair / 06. Yellow Signature Set

Justin

About Justin

Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...