When Decorating With Colour, Use The Rule Of Three

When Decorating With Colour, Use the

A little colour can work wonders to liven up a room. If you're looking to decorate a room with a splash of colour, use the "rule of three" to pull it all together.

Photos by jinkazamah and jarmoluk.

The rule of thirds and the rule of odd numbers are basic design principles, and we've talked about how to use it when decorating wall space. Similarly, you can use these rules for decorating with colour. Better Homes and Gardens calls it the "rule of three" and suggests using the colour at least three times in a room.

You can see how the rule is applied in the above photo: there's a green wall, accent wall, rug, and plants.

And here's another example, without using wall colour at all:

When Decorating With Colour, Use the

Of course, this is a general rule of thumb and you can adjust it how you see fit. But if you're looking to add colour to a room, especially bold colour, this is a good rule for making everything look cohesive. For more info, check out the link below.

Our Best Tips and Tricks for Using Colour [Better Homes and Gardens]


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