Interior Decorating With Brown, Cream, Red and Blue

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Interior Decorating With Brown, Cream, Red and Blue
Choose one colour like blue to be the main colour in your brown, cream, red and blue room. (Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Decorating with the colours brown, cream, red and blue brings a rich, vibrant colour palette into your space. These colours open the doors to a variety of decorating styles that feature these colours and give you many options when you're choosing furniture and accessories to fill the space. Depending upon which colour in the palette you choose to highlight, this colour combination can take on many different personalities.

Decorating Styles

Several decorating styles feature these colours, which makes this step in the decorating process relatively simple for you. Country styles like French country and some eclectic country styles, Tuscan and nautical decorating styles all feature variations of this colour combination. Although any of these styles work well when you've chosen to work with brown, cream, red and blue as your colour palette, you also have the option of mixing styles. The common colours will tie them together visually.

Main Colors/Accent Colors

The colour that you choose within the brown, cream, red and blue colour palette will have a marked effect on how the room feels. A palette featuring chocolate brown walls with accents of cream, red and blue will take on a more calm, traditional feel than one in which you select red or blue as your main colour. One way to determine which colour is the right colour to feature as your main colour is to draw out floor plans with possible colour combinations. Also, there's now software available that allows you to switch colour schemes, floor plans and other decorating and design elements with the click of a mouse, which helps to simplify this decision for you.

Focal Wall

A focal wall has become a favourite decorative element in many homes recently, and with more than one colour in your colour palette, a focal or accent wall helps you to establish the primary colour in your decorating scheme. To make a focal or accent wall, paint one wall in the room you're decorating a contrasting colour to the rest of the walls. In this case, you might paint one wall blue and the surrounding walls cream, which directs the eye around the room and sets the tone for the rest of your decorating efforts with this colour palette.

Common Accents

Although the colours brown, cream, red and blue work well together, from a visual standpoint you should find accent pieces that tie all of these colours together. For example, look for a chair that has a print featuring the whole colour palette or toss a few accent pillows on the couch with this colour scheme.

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