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Breaking the Color Code
If you are going to make a distinctive and personal style statement with your decorating, you must be prepared to break some rules. For instance, it is commonly said that yellow and purple clash, as do coral and turquoise and red and blue. Yet, if these colors are skillfully manipulated, you can turn "clash" into "creative coordination". Unexpected color combinations catch the eye and create visual stimulation in ways that "safer" color combinations simply cannot match. For instance, English designers are fond of saying that "blue and green must not be seen without a color in between". Yet, it is possible to do just that to great effect. So don't be afraid to play with color and break some rules. Mulit-colored or monochromatic, simply or elaborate, our purpose is to give your own personality true visibility and meaning through the design and decor of your home or office.


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