It’s time to break out of your color comfort zone!

It can be hard to step out of the color comfort zone. Our personal color preferences tend to guide our home design choices, which can lead to a lackluster feel because everything is literally the same color or shade.

Decocrated seasonal boxes include different interior design elements. Each box is made up of unique pieces in varying colors, textures, and materials, making it the perfect opportunity to bring on the color!

Here we’ll describe a few color approaches to interior design. You’ll learn how to pair colors according to different styles.

Whether you want to bring in a splash of color or revamp the whole look with a brand-new palette, we’ll help you get adventurous with your choices! Plus, we’ll show you how to combine the elements from your Decocrated boxes for a fabulous look that’s unique to your taste. 

Pairing colors

Color pairing is an important element of interior design. The perfect color palette is ever-changing and depends on other design elements of a space, like large pieces, furniture, cabinets, and walls.

The items in each seasonal box work well together, but can also be paired with items from previous boxes of different seasons, according to color scheme. These items can later be mixed and matched with items of different shades or colors from your previous seasonal boxes to make your home shine.

Color ratio

Try to follow the 60-30-10 Rule:

  • 60% of the interior design elements are the main color
  • 30% of the interior design elements are a secondary color
  • 10% of the interior design elements are an accent color

This is a good way to achieve a nice mix of color that feels intentional. The main color is typically seen in the furniture, floor, and walls.

Based on the main color, choose a secondary color that is hearty and plays well with your main color. Invite a moderate quantity of items in the secondary color throughout the space to add a sense of consistency.

Finally, add a third color that contrasts the first two. Use this third color sparingly throughout the space.

Balancing colors in this way offers a comfortable setting that’s neither too ordinary nor too flagrant.

Try color pairing objects that have accent colors in common. It works well to combine a large, solid color item with smaller décor pieces that have accents in the same color.

For example, you can pair your two-tier tray with the magnetic board, and bright color art print for a well-rounded color scheme. Or, match some of the florals in different shades of green with blue pillow coverings.

Tone on tone

To create a calming tone on tone look, find similarly colored items from different seasonal dècor boxes. This means different shades of one color come together to create a cohesive look.

Go light and match whites, beiges, and pinks for a soft, chic design.

Or, take a bolder approach by choosing a bright color like red and incorporate all the items from your boxes that include red tones.

Tone on tone is a subtle way to use color in the design. It’s okay if they are different shades of color, what matters here is adding richness through variety.

We love going tone on tone in art displays. Try using light woods, browns and cream colors from frames, and wall hangings from previous seasonal boxes for a lovely nude wall gallery.

Use your neutral pillow cover with the canvas bag and key holder to create a warm tone on tone doorway nook.

Color pop

Color popping is a great way to lift spirits and brighten a space. Choose a few related colors that create a unified palette. Then, include an exotic color, from the opposite side of the color palette, to add flare.

Combine your radiant summer art print in a wall collage with neutral mirrors, racks, and frames. This will make the art print stand out and really POP! Or, use your bright pillowcases on a more neutral sofa or chair to accentuate the space.

We’re loving Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue. Classic blue is surprisingly a great neutral color – pair blue with another radiant color for a pop during each season, or just for fun. You can tone down the pop by mixing in other neutral yellows and greens.


Metallic elements take spaces to the next level. Metallics go a long way, so they are great for accents.

Metallic colors combine with woods and natural materials, too!

Hang the gold geo planter from the summer box with a wooden frame and a gold-framed mirror from previous seasonal boxes for an artsy metallic gallery wall.

Green and gold make a fantastic combination. You can plant a leafy green plant inside the planter to add a splash of color.

Color, season, and mood

Color effects our psyche and our feelings, which is why color in interior design is so important.

Our seasonal boxes offer home design items that match the season. The texture, materials, and colors are taken into consideration when selecting contents of the seasonal boxes to evoke positive emotions and feelings that are consistent with the season.

Try pairing cheerful colored elements from your summer box with objects in earth tones from the autumn box for an eclectic boho effect. Framing the summer art print in a dark wood frame for a stark contrast and unique visual effect.

Make a mini display with fall florals on your summer two-tier tray. Or, make a winter centerpiece with your summer geo planter filled with berries and other year-end fruits.

Don’t be afraid to use color!

We hope these tips can help you bring more color to your life! You’ll be able to use the interior design pieces from your Decocrated box all year long, regardless of color or season.

Test out these color pairing techniques for any look year-round! Sign up for seasonal Decocrated boxes and keep the colors coming!