8 Classic Color Combos

Trends come and go, but these tried-and-true color palettes have stood the test of time.

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Red and Gold

Often paired with deep green, these colors were used in many Tudor-, Renaissance- and Victorian-era homes. Red was a favorite for dining rooms in particular, giving dinner guests a warm feel in the days before central heating. Today, the combination evokes a rustic, Italian vibe, says designer and color expert Jane Hall. Her red, gold and green of choice: Sherwin-Williams' Fine Wine, Edgy Gold and Palm Leaf. Image courtesy of Jane Hall

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