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The Classic Color Rule: 60-30-10


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When deciding on a color scheme for a room, follow the style of a man in a business suit:

  • 60% of his outfit’s color is the slacks and jacket
  • 30% of his outfit’s color is the shirt
  • 10% of his outfit’s color is the tie

For a room this roughly translates as:

  • 60% of the room’s color is the walls
  • 30% of the room’s color is the furniture
  • 10% of the room’s color is an accent piece or decorative pieces

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60 percent should be a dominant color that is visually appealing and that compliments the style and personality of the room. 30 percent should be a complimentary secondary color. And 10 percent should be a bold accent color displayed through decorations like throw pillows and blankets or a floral arrangement. This color scheme works well because it provides a sense of balance and allows the colors to visually flow in a room.

Call Kennedy Painting at 314-952-0156 or contact us online for a color consultation or to schedule a free estimate for interior painting. We have been providing professional and attentive painting services to the St. Louis area since 1998.

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