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Use an architectural feature as a focal point. The light yellow on this fireplace acts a spotlight, bringing it forward from the darker wall behind it. The dark blue trim in the small window above the plant enriches the composition without dominating it. Repeating the same blue trim in the fireplace niche would diminish the effect.

Always try out the paint in the room where it will be used. Paint a square of the color opposite a window wall and look at it in different kinds of light.

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