Today’s tip on painting a room comes from the folks at HGTV:


“Decorating a space in terms of color is as easy as 60-30-10. Don’t believe me? Take a look at some rooms in magazines or in Designers’ Portfolio. You’ll notice that the rooms you like the most are almost invariably divided into percentages of 60-30-10. Why this works is anybody’s guess. Perhaps it is the human tendency to see an overall theme in the 60 percent hue, unifying the coloration. The 30 percent provides visual interest and the 10 percent, not unlike jewelry, provides that little spark of sparkle.

“So, when decorating a particular room, divide the colors into percentages:

60 percent of a dominant color

30 percent of a secondary color

10 percent of an accent color”

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