The Color Wheel
Before you choose a single paint color or begin designing a color scheme, learn the basics of color from the color wheel. These foundational principles will help you be successful in choosing colors for your home.
Decorating in Purple
Create varied decorating looks using different shades of purple -- from lavender to plum -- in a room. See how a monochromatic color scheme in purple brings this space to life.
Decorating in Yellow
From sunshine to gold, yellow offers a wide array of decorating looks. See how to use yellow in a color scheme from this cheery living room.
Decorating in Blue
See how to update classic blue with its complementary color for a fresh color palette that can be used in any room.
Decorating in Green
Express yourself using green. See how to use this sometimes earthy, sometimes vibrant hue alongside other colors in a room.
Decorating in Bright Colors
Bring a little life to your rooms with bright colors. Watch this video and see how to pull off a vivacious color scheme that isn't overwhelming.
Decorating in Dark Colors
Introduce a dark palette of colors to a room for a rich look. See how to use dark colors in a way that brings a room to life, rather than making it cavelike.
Decorating in Warm Colors
Enliven a room with warm colors -- ranging from yellow to red. Watch and learn how to use these welcoming hues in a color scheme that works for any room.
Decorating in Cool Colors
Bring calm to a room by decorating with cool colors. See how a color palette of green, blue, and purple can create a serene vibe while still welcoming color into a space.
Decorating in Neutrals
From gray to taupe to cream, neutrals offer just as much variety as other colors. See how a neutral color scheme can be applied to any room, and get tips for pairing neutrals together.
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