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When decorating my apartment, the use of bright colors was a crucial factor. I chose Moroccan style furniture and fabrics as it uses vibrant colors and intricately designed wood pieces. The mixture of exotic, yet elegant elements of this décor has become increasingly popular in modern homes.

My favorite color combo is orange and turquoise. Even though Pantone® named turquoise the 2010 Color of the Year, fans of the color have been decorating with it for years! Orange and turquoise are natural companions as they are directly opposite each other on the color wheel, making them the perfect compliment! The blue cools the intensity of the orange and the orange lends warmth. Orange is best used in rooms with a large expanse of brick walls or a fireplace. Turquoise decor is bold, whimsical, and dreamy. According to About.com, it can be used in traditional and classic rooms or contemporary, modern spaces. The key when decorating with turquoise is to use it in a way that works for your space and your personality.

Sources: Leona Gaita, Orange Flip! A Strong Warming Trend in Interior Design, GaitaInteriors.com and America’s Choice: Turquoise and Orange, HouseofTurquoise.com.

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