Crisp white becomes a catalyst for fireplace charisma. The secret is lavishing walls with deep, dramatic color, such as this Mediterranean olive-green, which wraps the room in richness and restfulness. A creamy hue on the ceiling, side chairs
, and drapery panels
provides a balance of light and dark. Dressing the fireplace mantel in a coat of clean white makes it pop in the room and shine like a star in the night sky.Browse more dramatic spaces.