Paint & color design guide

Get inspiration for how to spruce up your home with a fresh coat of paint and vibrant decorating palettes

15 favorite color palettes

We unlock the secrets to gorgeous color and paint palettes that work for any room in your home

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A family of colors
Thomas J. Story

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 turquoise sofa.

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.

 

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