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RL Ideas: 12 Color Choices for the New Year (Part 2)

Don't stick to boring white and beige! Celebrate 2015 with different color choices


Read the original article ("10 Inspiring (and Unexpected) Color Palettes”) in the February 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

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Far from the usual subdued hues, this color scheme of blue and purple serves as a pleasant jolt to the senses. Balance the darker hues with light colors so that the space will not be too moody.

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Primary Shades

For 2015, why don't you choose a cheerful palette? Complement blue walls with red and yellow furniture and accessories! 

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In this predominantly neutral room, the splashes of color create a more lived-in and youthful vibe. Don’t be afraid to mix and match shades. You can also try colorful geometric patterns for an interesting look! 

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Baby Blues

The best thing about baby blue is its timeless country charm! It’s not overpowering but it can also stand out on its own. Highlight the soft shade with whitewashed furniture and accessories. 

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Spicy Red

A strong, classic color than should be dealt with the same intensity. This is the ideal pick for an accent wall placed near high traffic areas, like the living or dining room. Add depth and drama with oversized abstract art.

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Black and Blue

For a striking impact, choose black and blue. Blue walls can look amazing with black and gray furniture pieces. To brighten up the space, choose a bright red accent piece.

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