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Building a Color Scheme

Most rooms design use one of the three basic color schemes:

Single color - uses one color in varying shades. This color scheme is easy to develop and creates a restful feeling in a room.

Related color - uses colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, for example, green and blue. This color scheme creates a quiet effect; light related colors are relaxing while dark related colors are elegant and formal.

Complementary color - a mix of two or three colors located across the color wheel from each other, like blue and yellow. The most dramatic effects can be achieved using this color scheme.

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