Blue Green inspiration is borrowed from the natural tones of succulents. Shades of navy, gray & emerald greens would make for a beautiful model home interior that is appealing to both men & women. Bold stripes and various levels of sheen give this look an elegant feel.
Re-purposing is my new favorite word of 2011. Minwax is a fantastic stain that is available in all sorts of great colors at Home Depot. Finding an old dresser and giving it a fresh coat of colored stain can be that one "wow" piece in a room.