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white, gold, touches of black and what about a pale blue-gray, rather than a turquoise? Or just a gray turquoise. Could look more colonial than beachy.

Color scheme. Saved for floor plan. Liking the stairs and dark space just prior. note windows on both sides. no foto credit

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Color Theory 101: Making Complementary Colors Work for You

Do you remember the color wheel? Conventional color wisdom has it that colors that lie opposite to one another on the wheel, or 'complementary colors', are especially pleasing together. And lest you dismiss this as the color equivalent of an urban myth, there's actually scientific evidence supporting the idea that certain colors look good together. Here's how to make it work for you.