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When choosing colors, consider the view from one room to the next and string hues from space to space. In Amy Schneider’s home, multihued raw silk curtain panels in the dining room keep the living room’s blue going with an iridescent combination of turquoise and fuchsia. Living room paint: BENJAMIN MOORE, BIG COUNTRY BLUE, 2066-30; dining room paint: BENJAMIN MOORE, ITALIANO ROSE, 2087-30
Glenview homeowner Amy Schneider was raised in a house decorated in neutrals. “I vowed that when I grew up, I’d have a different color in every room,” she says.
With hot pink, yellow, bright blue, and orange now gracing the walls of the house she shares with her husband and two daughters, Schneider has more than followed through on her promise. And it’s not just the paint on the walls—it’s lively Marimekko fabrics, a cobalt-blue stove, and lime-green mosaic tiles.
How does it all work together? “I went with colors that were equally vibrant and made sure they repeated themselves, without ever perfectly matching,” she says.
Schneider had no help from a designer, but since not all of us are so brave or talented, we asked three pros to give us palettes for a range of different tastes.
Photograph: Werner Straube; Styling: Susan Victoria