Cobalt blue and sunny yellow is such a classic combination, but when I want to throw a new twist into this mix, I like to amp it up with aqua. Because aqua is the combination of blue and yellow, it is a natural fit and can come across as feeling somewhat monochromatic. -- Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey, designer The Colors: clockwise from top, Blue Ground, 210, Drawing Room Blue, 253, Dayroom Yellow, 233; all Farrow
For a similar look with easier maintenance, go for a pedestal tub instead. These models have the generous soaking space and graceful lines of their claw-foot cousins, but they rest on a solid base instead of feet. They look more updated and swallow less space than the whirlpool versions that were all the rage in the '90s, and they add a touch of spa-like luxury to the simplest of baths.