Foolproof Tips to Pick a Color Palette
Looking for a color combination that will wow? Here are a few tips for finding color inspiration in unexpected places.
Here are a few tips for working with color.
• Start with one color. We chose a mostly monochromatic color scheme of purple. This design principle focuses on a single color with variations in lightness and saturation.
• Find an accent. For interest, we tapped into a complementary accent color (colors opposite on the color wheel). A pale, buttery yellow on the ottomans and shams provides a soothing spot to rest the eyes and break up the monochromatic scheme.
• Vary shades. To keep things united, look to a paint swatch for guidance. The wall color and mirror color are only two steps away from each other on a paint strip. Similarly, to stay on target with fabrics, use paint strips as guideposts.
-- By Cathy Still Johnson
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