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How to Choose a Color Scheme: 8 Tips to Get Started (page 4 of 4)

Discover your color preferences with eight tips for picking perfect color palettes.

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This powder room, designed by Susan Fredman & Associates, Ltd., is robed in recycled leather scraps and accented with bronze fixtures — a sexy color palette that makes the space intimate. (Photo by Nick Novelli of Novelli Photodesign)

Tip #7. Go with the architecture.
If you have a small room in your house, don't paint it white to make it seem bigger. Instead, cozy up to its architecture with a rich, warm color scheme. Let your big rooms expand with light, and your small rooms wrap you up and nurture you.

Tip #8. Follow your personal style.
If you decorate honestly, other people will appreciate it because it's you, even if they'd never decorate their own house in the same way. That means if you want to make every room in your house red, white and blue, go for it. You can make any color look good as long as it's your taste.

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