Color Schemes for Decorating

Browse color schemes and find color inspiration with our color palettes and tips for choosing the right colors for your rooms. Learn how to match colors and use as inspiration for crafting a color scheme that fits your home and your style. With expert advice and photos of rooms with gorgeous color schemes, you'll be equipped to start crafting your own color schemes to apply to your home.

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Gorgeous Complementary Color Schemes

Using one of three complementary color pairings (red and green, purple and yellow, blue and orange) is a surefire way to create a bold and beautiful space. Discover our favorite color schemes featuring complementary colors.
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6 Color Combos That Pair Perfectly with Pantone's Color of the Year

If you're a fan of Greenery, Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year, you are not alone! This bright, cheery green is pretty and versatile and can fit in with nearly any decor.
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2017 Color Palette of the Year

Ever look at a painting and wish you could live inside it? With this year's palette, you can. We've picked the loveliest, most livable colors you'd find in an impressionist landscape: mossy green, daffodil yellow, sky blue, raspberry, and a violet so subdued it never gets cloying. We show you how to use them to create rooms that are masterpieces of color, comfort, and calm.
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Classic Color Schemes That Never Go Out of Style

Go beyond beige for a lasting color scheme you'll love in your home. Discover our favorite shades and combos that stand the test of time.
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9 Designer Color Palettes

Are you craving a colorful new look but are stumped about where to start? We asked a handful of designers to share the color palettes they're using now to give rooms a refresh. (We've given the paint match for each color so you can use the paint chips to coordinate fabric, furniture, and more.)
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More Color Schemes for Decorating

What Goes with White Walls?

Although technically the absence of color, white has recently infiltrated the design world as a top painting trend and trick to try.
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Why Your Soft Color Scheme Absolutely Needs Black

A hint of black is the secret to a winning pastel color scheme. See how these rooms combine soft hues and high contrast for a sophisticated look with a little edge.
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Pretty Painted Ceilings

Often forgotten surfaces, ceilings make a stylish impact when painted in pretty hues that complement a room's furnishings. These spaces show how both vivid and serene painted ceilings draw the eye upward to round out a room's appeal.