To me art belongs in any interior. It provides inspiration, sets a colour palette and brings personality to a space. The right painting in the right place can provide for the entire room. It finishes a decor and completes it. Need to decorate a new space? Start by searching for a painting that portrays your desired style, taste and preferred colours. Secondly let your treasured painting help you with developing your colour scheme. Considering the following:
A) Decorate from dark to light
B) Combine cold and warm tones
C) Use greys as your base
D) For a splash of colour, use a small colour accent from the painting. Use these for your colours in accessories, like pillows, to highlight the piece even more
The combination will pull everything together as a whole. As an extra tip: Use your wall colour in your curtains or window draping. For an example of this, please view one of my boards on Pinterest “Develop Interior Color Schemes“. When in doubt, bring the painting to your local shop and let them assist you. They are trained for this and most likely really love to help out.