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

Hot and cold
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Hot and cold

The canvas: A cool gray—this one has the smallest touch of blue—will look crisp in most lights and let other colors and artwork stand out. Avoid a purple undertone, though.

The mixer: The rug ties the key colors together (and adds kicky orange).

The coordinating pair: Hot yellow and dark teal are complementary colors, meaning they’re guaranteed to work together.

The glitz: Metallics, like the gold leaf on the fireplace, make almost any palette more dynamic.



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