- combine colors that are in the same tonal range
- use colors that compliment each other
- save your bold colors for accent walls or interesting furniture pieces.
When selecting colors for your home, you should first evaluate your look. Do you tend to warm or cool tones. Are your colors more yellow and red or more blue and gray. It is best to keep warm and cool tones separate, although a burgundy wall can be amazing when trimmed in a very light gray (aren't there always exceptions!).
By painting a single wall in your "Accent" you are signaling that something special happens in that space. Place your favorite piece of art or a family portrait on this wall. Your "Accent" may also call out the entry to a special room in your home.
*photo from Western Interiors Feb 2008
What do your colors say in your home?