“Southern rooms are like Southern ladies,” says Little Rock designer Tobi Fairley. “Southern women aren’t afraid to have color in their wardrobes, and a Southern room shouldn’t be afraid to have color on the walls.” She suggests such saturated hues as Fresh Cut Grass and Lavender Lipstick from Benjamin Moore.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, designer Charles Faudree prefers to let fabrics, trims, and accessories take center stage to more neutral paint colors. Tammy likes to let nature—especially that of the Carolina Lowcountry—inspire her palette. The main thing to remember? Let color reflect your personality.