Create a harmonious scheme by choosing colours that sit next to each other on the colour wheel, such as pink and purple. Simply choose your favourite shade and use one or two of its immediate neighbours to establish your ideal blend..
Use no more than three tones - using one for walls, one for soft furnishings and one for accessories should help maintain a good colour balance.
With their shared red base, you can forget the 'rule' that orange and pink should never be used together - they are, in fact, a hot combination.
Just two accent colours - both with a yellow base, but one deeper than the other - make this inside-outside living room scheme fresh and serene.