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Consider bold, unexpected paints, color schemes for your home

Make a bold, sophisticated statement in your home with unexpected color schemes. Home and Garden Television

Plum, fuchsia and black may not be at the top of every manly man's favorite color list, but when properly balanced the outcome is just as well-suited to Jack as it is to Jill. Vary the intensities of the pinks and purples, then use black to break up the two similar hues.

Combining violet, dark chocolate and bronze blends regal, metallic and masculine tones. Opt for black-brown instead of red-brown. The black undertone will allow violet's intensity to stand out while bronze tones it down.

A classic palette of black, white and navy blue combines the glamor of old Hollywood with the richest of bold neutrals. Consider white walls paired with black furniture and accents of blue.

Kelly green and fire-engine red are most often associated with the holidays. For year-round utility, throw dark brown in the mix.

Charcoal and red-orange is a color combination often found in modern interiors; however, it works just as well in transitional and traditional spaces.

Aqua, canary yellow and white can convey many moods for interiors. If both aqua and canary yellow are used as dominants, a space can become garish. But by emphasizing one color over the other, then incorporating white or black furniture, the outcome is energizing and balanced.

Black and cherry red may be ideal color combination for homeowners with a flair for the dramatic. If you want to audition these colors in your home, it's best to use red on walls and black on pricey upholstery.

Teal and lime may be considered by many designers to be two of the most difficult colors to work with, but when used together, they create a look that is fresh and inspiring.

Pumpkin, medium gray and dark brown are an excellent combination for orange lovers too intimidated to use red-orange or tangerine for their interiors.

Consider bold, unexpected paints, color schemes for your home 09/12/11 [Last modified: Monday, September 12, 2011 5:57pm]

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