Designers follow some simple rules in order to decorate and balance space. Every room should have a focal point. In this room the large yellow painting pulls the eye creating the focal point.
Colours are coordinated utilizing the complimentary colour scheme yellow/red. Complimentary colours are neighbors on the colour wheel. Other examples of complimentary colours would be blue/green or green/yellow. White, Black and Grey are neutrals and can be used repetitiously throughout any room to maintain unity and balance.
Notice how Michaela has used white repetitively throughout the room. The eye bounces from the white in the painting to the white table, next to the white fireplace and last to the white china on the island. The red crab apples appear even more vibrant against the backdrop of its' complimentary counterpart and complete the visual journey so that the entire room is explored.
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Laureen Espinoza, REALTOR®