Oh yes, the all important accent colours!! These can be the small touches of colours that lift the main colours in a scheme and invigorate them. It could be something quite insignificant such as adding a bowl of lemons to an otherwise grey scheme or adding a simple purple orchid to a monochromatic (all the one colour) cream scheme. Alternatively it could be a larger piece such as an armchair or a sofa chosen as a pop of colour. Reflecting colours from a painting in the form of cushions, lampshades, vases etc. can also work. It is, of course possible to have more than one accent in any one room scheme. However, try not to overdo it as it is important not to make a room look too spotty. If using a multi-coloured pattern in your scheme , it would be the colour that has the least presence in the pattern that would serve as an excellent accent. Remember, patterns are designed by qualified designers, who not only know what colours work well together, but also in what proportions they shine :-)
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