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The Colors

As the foundational color in this palette, a shade of mauve that's not quite purple sets the tone for a feminine and whimsical, yet fully modern color palette. Doses of citron and raspberry are supporting colors and are a dynamic, energetic duo because they hail from the opposite sides of the color wheel. Use more citron than raspberry so that the room maintains the balance of power between electric and feminine. Lee describes the combination as a decidedly feminine palette rife with contradiction. "Pairing a soft mauve pastel with the intense vibrancy of citron soothes and surprises the eye at the same time," Lee says. 

A mid-tone gray completes the palette as the neutral. With purple undertones, the gray coordinates with the scheme's leading lady, mauve and harmonizes to let the citron-raspberry contrast play out to its full contrast.

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