-Design a balanced room by using a split-complementary
color scheme from the color wheel. To decorate with this color scheme, choose one color and
then add in its complement and a color near its complement on the color wheel. This trio
creates a high degree of contrast that is less intense than a true complementary design.
We’ll show you how to decorate with bright colors using the split-complementary hues
of red orange, yellow orange, and shades of blue. Curtains with a big floral print in
all three colors inspired the room’s color scheme. Here, the orange-based yellow carries
over to the sofa while splashes of bold coral appear on the accent chair and ottoman. Add
dimension by using different shades of one color. The aqua blue in the curtains is balanced
by royal blue in the rug. The rug ties the complete palette together while the accent
pillows pull in more blue and pops of coral. With such a strong color scheme, keep the
background neutral. Pale walls, blinds, and whitewashed flooring allow the rest of the
room to shine. A split complementary color scheme creates a high energy room without
the intensity of a complementary scheme and the color combinations are almost endless.