Choose One Color in Several Shades
There Are Rules
There are real, legitimate rules according to our friends at HGTV. Designers typically stick with the 60-30-10 rule. They break color usage into percentages and it goes a little something like this:
60% dominant color
30% secondary color
10% accent color
How does this break down exactly? Your dominant color is going to take up a good majority of the room, so think walls and flooring. Keep this in the neutral zone. Your secondary colors are going to be in your furnishings, feel free to add a little more color. Incorporate patterns and prints. Lastly pull brighter/bolder color into your room with and accent color and do it through your accessories.