How to Create a Mood With Color
Pick the perfect color scheme to enhance your mood at home. Plus, discover how color plays with your emotions, and how to manipulate color to your — and your interior's — advantage.
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Placing mint green next to bubblegum pink instantly relieves an otherwise overwhelming color and creates a lighthearted, playful mood, like this dining nook by designer Sue Adams. In a similar way, orange can balance and bring excitement to turquoise. Pale gold does the same for lavender. "Complements are opposites and opposites together are always more dynamic," Jonathan Poore says. "They create a dialogue."