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The next time you’re looking for something to go in a room (couch, carpet, curtains) remember this mantra, it doesn’t have to match, it just as to go ! And, if you’ve ever watched What Not to Wear, you’ve heard Stacy and Clinton say this about outfits, well it’s true for rooms too! Not matching everything with each other will break up the monotony of a space and keep it from looking dated. The throw pillows don’t have to be the same pattern as the couch, neither does the chair, neither does the area rug!

For example, Pantone (considered the authority of color) has picked Turquoise as the Color of 2010! Turquoise does not “match” but goes beautifully with orange, lime green, deeper blues and red (to name a few) So, if you want to jump on this trend and decide you must have the 2010 color in your… bathroom, let’s say, don’t match the walls, towels, soap, lotion, and bath mat – it’s not 1950. Instead, decided where you want the turquoise – walls? towels?, and then bring in the other colors that GO with it.

To see some great examples of how colors can go together instead of match, Google an IMAGE of the phrase Orange and Turquoise Rooms.