Neutral walls in white and light grey immediately set the stage for success, as seen in this whimsical and eclectic living room. Here, neutral white is like a blank canvas that people can add and subtract at will, and it’s easy to see the result. Forehand came up with a palette of “somber black, emerald green, and bright coral,” so “shades of wood and brass pop.” Adhere to a core color palette and introduce similar hues rather than exact hues in upholstery, textiles and trim to promote cohesion.
Don’t be afraid to introduce a dramatic burst of color. Take inspiration from the design and balance the furniture with clean lines and white walls.