Paint colour is one of the most difficult and most important decisions you'll make in decorating. Often, we try to make this decision from colour cards, holding a variety of hues up to one another and choosing a great combination. We may go with a palette designed by a paint company, another option that can introduce us to combinations we wouldn't have though of ourselves.
As the room above shows, paint isn't the only source of colour in our rooms. This pretty room has neutral furnishings, so you might think you could choose any colour at all for the paints.
In fact, the golden shades of the carpet, curtains, and upholstery along with the black furniture and picture frames affect or even dictate your choices.
You can change your soft furnishings, of course, if you fall in love with a particular shade of paint. Think about the materials that aren't as easily changed: metals, stones, grasses, woods, and other natural materials have colours of their own.
Determine whether your natural materials have warm or cool tones and take that into account when making your decision.