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No More Magnolia! How to Decorate Your Home with Accent Colours

How to decorate your home using accent coloursAre you getting bored of the colour magnolia and the collection of neutral colours that are on trend at the moment? It seems to be a reversal on the fashion of ten years ago when Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen used bright clashing colours like vivid lime green in ‘Changing Rooms’.

Understandably, if you are trying to sell your home, it is better to tone things down and try to appeal to the taste of the masses. But with some clever colour choices, you can add some colour to a room with accents that will look fantastic and can be even more appealing than a bland, neutral palate.

However, the introduction of brighter colours, even if just as accents, has to be done right or things can go severely wrong! So, to help you to avoid colour mishap, have come up with some great tips on how to decorate your home with accent colours.

The 60-30-10 Rule

When it comes to decorating especially with accent colours, the one thing you need to remember is the 60-30-10 rule, we are not sure why it works but it just does. The 60-30-10 rule is simple and easy to remember:

60% of a dominant colour

30% of a secondary colour

10% of an accent colour

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