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Designer Chris Benz's Colorful Brooklyn Brownstone

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Photographed by Nicole Franzen for Lonny.
Color Story

For creating a room doused with color but still approachable, Benz typically sticks to one hue. "I love mixing color and texture, and that extends to decorating as well," explains Benz.

"For home, though, it’s really about creating balanced livable palettes that are unobtrusive. For example, I rarely use more than one color per room. It’s better to create a rich background and spice it up with furniture and smaller pieces."