7 Must-Know Rules for Decorating With Color

Color can have a profound impact on mood and emotion—it's a powerful transformative design tool. Some believe fiery tones evoke rage and passion, blue can calm you down after a stressful day, and green encourages rest and relaxation. Prominent Australian interior designer and stylist Shannon Fricke believes "every aspect of interior decorating requires a thorough understanding of color," and the only way to become a deft hand is to practice. 

But what about the color-averse like me? Decorating with color can be really intimidating when your default is neutrals or pastels at best. Well, don't stress, Fricke's no-fuss approach will guide you toward the hues that not only suit your home but your personality and lifestyle too. Push aside your doubts or fears and be open to exploring the beauty that color can bring to your space. 

But before you pick up that paintbrush, it's time to improve your color knowledge with Fricke's expert tips.