To create a modern living room for a Capitol Hill row house, designer Barry Dixon choose a pink and brown palette. "It's both masculine and feminine. They set each other off," he says. The dark browns keep the pinks from appearing too frothy. The French Club Chairs are by Niermann Weeks and a Tuscany ottoman is by Stewart Furniture. Bell lantern by Chameleon.
Do you remember the color wheel? Conventional color wisdom has it that colors that lie opposite to one another on the wheel, or 'complementary colors', are especially pleasing together. And lest you dismiss this as the color equivalent of an urban myth, there's actually scientific evidence supporting the idea that certain colors look good together. Here's how to make it work for you.