Color can add warmth to a cold room or coolness to a warm one. First, you must be able to see each color as it is, and become acquainted with what it expresses, before you understand why certain colors go together.
Think of colors in two categories, warm and cool. Warm colors advance, and in consequence, decrease the apparent size of a room and increase the apparent size of objects. Light warm colors, like Camellia and Talisman do not make a room seem smaller because they are diluted colors and do not come forward like the more intense colors.
Yellow is the sunniest and brightest of colors, suggesting light and freedom. Cool colors are the blues, greens and violets which give the effect of withdrawing. Through their power of withdrawal, cool colors give an effect of spaciousness.
Blue, the coolest of colors, suggests a feeling of dignity and tranquility. Now that you are acquainted with what colors say, you will find a new pleasure in colors.