Eve's "Hot Jewel Tones" Bedroom
Hot Jewel Tones
Location:Schaghticoke, New York
tangerine, teal, canary yellow, hot pink, purple, brown, white - among others.
I wanted a room that was exotic and sexy, and reminiscent of the hot jewel tones of Indian and Moorish culture. Also, our bedroom's previous teal paint job made it feel too dark because of the lack of direct sunlight during most of the day. The current tangerine wall color (Toasted Apricot by Valspar) helps to brighten it up.
I read recently here on AT the suggestion of using colors of similar saturations, and that is certainly helpful. I also like to use a lot of complementary color schemes (ie: tangerine and teal in this room) to create some visual drama. Granted, I tend to go all out with my rooms color-wise and that's not for everyone. But starting small and gradually interjecting more colors through objects that can easily be changed out (textiles, vases, artwork) makes it less intimidating to do and helps you develop an eye for what works together. Also, dashes of white here and there helps to ground the other colors.
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