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Build a Color Scheme

Build a color scheme around your favorite fabric or accessory.

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When creating a color scheme, it is customary to build decor around an existing wall, floor or furniture color. Guest Linda Hallam offers helpful timesaving tips for developing a color scheme around a preferred fabric or accessory.

  • Begin with a picture, a pillow, a lamp, a rug or even a favorite throw and determine what colors appeal to you. If possible, take the item to the paint store to find a good color match.
  • To see how paint colors look at different times of the day, purchase a quart of three or four colors and paint them on the wall or on a board.

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