How to Decorate with Color

Have your guests seen all your decorating tricks? Use these easy groupings to spice up couch, a side table and wall space. Spicing up the party is still up to you. *Prices and other details were accurate when we published this article in February 2010.

By Allison Lind | Photography by lamen Petkov

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Photo: Plamen Petkov


Jewel-toned purple and sunny yellow work well together because they're unexpected. The wall hanging is sweet and simple (for even more impact, hang three together). Cheerful blooms like daisies will pop in the vase, and a graphic yellow pillow will make the sofa pop, too.

Reiner Vases, $23 to $30,
Textile Wall Print, $30 each,
Ikat Pillow, $29,

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