05/28/2013 10:37 am ET Updated Aug 13, 2013

The Fool-Proof Trick To Picking Paint Colors, From Maxwell Ryan (VIDEO)

Sometimes, it's best to take things slow. Maxwell Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy, told me that he likes to live into a space before making design decisions when he dropped by Mondays With Marlo this week. He advises painting your walls a neutral off-white and gradually adding in furniture. Then, you can begin matching colors. If you stay within the warm color family or the cool color family, you won't have to worry about clashing.

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For more on sprucing up your space, see Maxwell's tips for a beautiful home.

Maxwell Ryan's Tips To A Beautiful Home

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