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Add dashes of color
Thomas J. Story

Add dashes of color

Susan, a fine artist as well as a designer, is drawn to ocean blues and bold combinations (check out that blue and chartreuse, at left). The aesthetic is beachy, but the lesson is about carrying a palette throughout a home, so that daring choices and unusual combinations look intentional, not misguided.

“I don’t stick to hard-and-fast rules about what colors can be combined,” she says. “And I often let a piece of artwork dictate a palette.” 

Ingredients: Fusion (6919) and Pool Blue (6944) wall paint by Sherwin-Williams.

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