What you can take away from the color wheel is how to develop color schemes for your home around complementary colors. Check out these examples:

These colors look great together because of their location on the wheel, but notice also the other colors these designs pull in: orange, pink and green.


Red and green don't have to look like it's Christmas if you use the right hues. On the left, the light green looks great with the orange/red colors, while on the right, the almost sea foam green favors a deeper red.


You may notice that the general choice here is to use the deeper blue color for the sofa and to accent it with orange. That doesn't always have to be the case -- using blue accents to complement orange furniture will create a bolder, contemporary look.

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Coordinating Colors for the Bedroom

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Picking out a color for your bedroom is easy, but knowing what other colors complement the shade isn't always so simple. Check out these pictures for ideas on modern bedroom color schemes that work. Chocolate brown, blue and white or tan is a fool-proof scheme that looks modern and very sophisticated. When using light colors like tan, white and pale blue, throw some reddish-pink accents in. It looks modern and adds so much interest to the space. A honey yellow (not neon) looks fantastic with...Read Full Story

Living Room Color Coordinating

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Different living spaces call for different colors and design. That being said, don't be afraid to choose something you love and have fun with it! With the right guidelines, you can easily make your living room reflect your needs and personality. In a small space like an apartment, a pale color opens everything up. Bright green is used often these days, so it's very contemporary. Also, it pairs well with neutrals and deep browns. Turquoise looks great with bold jewel tones and a modern design...Read Full Story

Bathroom: Color Coordinating

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Check out the picture below to find the perfect color scheme for your bathroom. This multicolored design uses light walls and draws the attention to the shower curtain. The green, turquoise, orange and dark brown are fun and lively enough for a kid's bathroom. The warm, neutral wall color makes a perfect bathroom. To avoid the risk of drowning the whole room in one color, pick two hues of the same base color, like this blue. Crown molding in the center of the wall is a great way to split it...Read Full Story

Color Coordinating in the Kitchen

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You use color in all of the other rooms of your house - why wouldn't you use it in the kitchen? Check out these photos for kitchen color inspiration. It might be too boring for some people, but white is simple and contemporary, and it makes the space seem larger than it really is. Try painting the cabinets white but using an accent color on the backsplash, like so:If your cabinets are plain brown, choosing a bright color for accessories like barstools is a great way to add interest and...Read Full Story
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