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Decorating in Dark Colors

Set the mood in any room by decorating in dark colors. Create your own rich color scheme with dark paint colors and plenty of luxurious accent colors. See how it's done with our helpful tips!

Fri, 2 Nov 2012|

Try decorating your house with a rich combination of colors from the color wheel. Combining 3 colors from the same half of the color wheel creates a tertiary color scheme. This room is an example of decorating in dark colors using a combination of blue green, red violet and blue violet for a vibrant yet comfortable mix. Begin these 3 color scheme by choosing a dominate color. The blue curtains demand your attention first. Then, splashes of blue and blue green appear on accent pillows and a few decorative accessories reinforcing the colors dominance. Choose prints in different scales and add a few solid pillows to break up the mix. The palate is bold, but relief comes from a neutral background and warm beiges and browns, the blinds and the wood flooring then texture and a darker base for the beige furniture and stone-colored walls. Finally, a wine-colored red-violet hue was introduced in printed and solid pillows and decorative accessories to break up the blues. This room's palate shows how a tertiary scheme can bring hues together and create a room with plenty of color that doesn't overwhelm your senses.