Building & Renovating

4 Tips for Using Color Inspired by a Two-Bedroom Condo

Interior decorator Ronald Gonzales shares practical ideas for a brighter home

Original Article: Tisha Alvarez Angluben Photography: Miguel Nacianceno

Do you want to add more color to your home? Be inspired by the colorful two-bedroom condo decorated by interior decorator Ronald Gonzales! To help get you started, here are four tips and tricks that you may want to consider:

  • Complement a white space with vibrant colors. If you want to paint the whole room white, use accessories like a green pillow or a multi-colored carpet. 
  • Start small. It might be love at first sight when you see the perfect blue paint — but can you live with it? Before you paint an entire wall, cover a small portion of the wall first!
  • Try interesting color combinations. Don't just pair chocolate brown with conventional choices like tan or cream!  You can think about using brown with green or even purple.
  • Stick with one color scheme. For a consistent look, Ronald used brown touches in every room of this two-bedroom condo.

Read the original article ("Perfect Combination") in the March 2007 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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