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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Room for Style: Decorating with Complimentary Colors

Complementary Colors
Color is one of the most important elements of any room. Choosing a color palette need not be intimidating. Set a peaceful mood with whites and creams, or add energy to your decor with bright colors.

An ideal decorating color scheme will have two to four colors. One color should be the dominating hue. Repeat colors throughout the room by using pieces such as rugs, lampshades, pillows, vases. draperies. Take advantage of the color wheel to choose hues that personalize your decor and decorate your space the way you like. One way is to use complementary colors.
Complementary colors are directly opposite of each other on the color wheel. You can create bold, yet pleasing color combinations. Nature provides some beautiful examples...a red rose with green foliage, a monarch butterfly against the blue sky, or a purple petunia with a yellow center.

Complementary colors create a sense of harmony - we find them interesting and pleasing.
Any style upholstered headboard can be custom made to fit your style. This particular headboard was upholstered with fabric from Thibaut Design, which can be found at Wallauer Design Center.
 Not ready to make a commitment with furniture, but love this style of decorating. Complementary color schemes can be accomplished by using accessories. 

Changing this week's Room for Style post a little bit. Today will be all about decorating, while tomorrow will be all about Styling an outfit using Complementary Colors, so make sure to check back!

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Like this series? Check out our past Room for Style posts!
& Make sure to follow our Room for Style Pinterest Board for all our favorite Complementary Color Looks ((both Decorating & Fashion))


  1. I love them all but my eyes are drawn to the first image.

  2. Stunning images ! love these ideas.

    xo Meg

  3. these are truly awesome color combinations! love the visuals. so pretty.

  4. I love this post... Color is so important in our lives!

  5. I love it. I need to be better about adding color in to our house. I love that headboard so much. I wish I could get my husband to love it too! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Classy with a Kick

  6. Fabulous interios! I love the color combinations:)

  7. Amazing home decor and great color combo inspiration!


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