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06/15/2012 02:56 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Surprising Color Combinations For Your Home

The fastest way to jump-start any makeover? Introduce colors that suit your rooms, your style, and your life. Here are exciting, foolproof paint picks (plus gorgeous accessories) to get you going.

Moss Green, Petal Pink, Olive
We’re accustomed to the colors of nature, says Ashcraft, so using them on walls is less chancy than you might think—even when they’re strong. “This palette is a bit English and old-fashioned—and swiped right out of a garden,” she says. “Rich greens, with a big pink bloom on top.” To lighten up saturated moss walls, the soft ceiling color is also used on the upper trim, creating a cheerful canopy. An earthy dark gray-green on windows and baseboards complements the moss: “You can’t go wrong mixing most greens—just look outside.”

To see the rest of these exciting palettes, visit Real Simple.

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