When trying to achieve a Traditional look, perhaps utilizing family heirlooms or garage sale finds, mix and match colors such as Cherry, Teak Natural and Provincial. These are basic wood tones that match with a mix of different colors to achieve a cohesive look. Staining your moldings to match will add the right finishing touch and adding a little punch of color like a child’s chair finished in a bright fashion color like Merlot will add a decorative touch and personality.
It is easy to create an exotic oriental feel that will mix with any decorating style and produce balance, serenity, beauty and comfort. This can be accomplished through the use of richly colored accents that are embellished with circles and lines. While traditional decorating encourages groups of three, Asian décor uses only one or two objects in the same space. Use colors that make you feel good. Deep colors like Merlot, Black Onyx and Rosewood are colors found in the orient and can be mixed with small splashes of color from the opposite end of the color spectrum like Golden Oak which will mimic the color of bamboo.
A Contemporary look can be achieved with clean lines and smooth furnishings without intricate details. Today’s contemporary look is a blend of comfortable, livable elements that create a sophisticated, fresh feel. Any and all colors can be used in this design style, accent pieces are what tie all of the colors together and carries your eye throughout the room. This is the best style for mixing family heirlooms, old dorm room furniture and whatever you found on the clearance floor. Go ahead and grab the Golden Oak, Moorish Teak, Rosewood and any other color that expresses your personal style.