Progressive Color Warm Whites Country-Inspired Cues Hints of Gold Punctuating Color Instantaneous Color Putting Hue in Control IF YOU ARENT SURE HOW MUCH COLOR you want in your life, think about how you use color. If you collect pottery or porcelains or if you just enjoy a particular color, you have the tools to introduce and blend inspiring touches of colors throughout your home. Here and on the next four pages, the subtle greens and yellows of Depression-era pottery inspired the living and dining room color schemes. Walls and trim remain safely white. Choose two complementary colors for interesting, versatile accents when the backdrop remains white or a subtle neutral. Start at your own comfort level. DINING TABLE LEGS DESIGN Here, the muted yellow tones soften the scheme with the window treatment and gathered chandelier cord. Accessories, such as the mirror and candleholders, contrast with texture and form. Part of the fun of decorating is in experimenting. When you start with a neutral backdrop and noncolors of wood and iron, even tiny touches stand out. If you are beginning a room or updating colors, begin with small easy-to-change touches. Here, the yellow and green accents could be phase one of enriching a room with color. When you are comfortable with your first forays, add more accents from your chosen color or branch out into other hues that blend or contrast. See color options (page 26) for more choices.