A family of colors
The family: Jewel tones look good as a group because they’re all bright colors with a small dose of ebony. They’re made for coordination.
Choose one color—blue in this case—to feature more prominently, and do so with two shades, such as the sapphire curtains and
The mixer: A pattern containing all the jewel tones in the room, like the fabric on the back of the white sofa, makes the palette more sophisticated.
The hit: Ruby red is an attention drawer, so use it on a small-scale piece of furniture to avoid overwhelming the palette.