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Building 101: Conquering Colors – Soothing Secondaries

Secondary colors such as green, orange, and purple are made by mixing two primaries in equal amounts

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They scare us because they seem to be hard to match or complement. Green we can take, but it’s hard to imagine orange or purple in our bedroom.  To make secondaries look fresh and soothing, make green the dominant color.  Use its many variations—if you don’t like dark green, you can go with a paler tint like sage. Orange and purple can be the accent colors. To create a serene mood, stay away from tall vertical accessories and choose those that “lie down.”

Styling by Gwyn GS Guanzon. Photographed by Ocs Alvarez. Shot on location at Interior Design Options, Ortigas Home Depot. Illustrations by Carlo Vergara.

Read the original article ("Conquering Color") in the March 2006 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-living/id553158056?mt=8) now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.  

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