A while back, I made a pact to myself that instead of just pinning gorgeous, colorful interiors, I was going to really look at them closely and figure out "why they work." It's a great learning exercise and I think it helps sharpen the ol' interior design eye. My last Color Palette worked because it was taken from the art in the room.
This room's color palette works because they stuck to two colors: gray and pink and then used different shades of that color throughout the room. Specifically, we see two shades of the gray and pink. A fuchsia found in the table and tray and a rose color brought in through the pillows and lamps. A slate gray grounds the space in the sofa and rug. While a lighter gray, found in the artwork and accessories adds depth. There is also the neutral cream walls, picked up in the lamp shades, pillows and flowers that help tie in the room. The contrast of the two shades really makes the room more interesting than if they would have stuck with a two-color color palette. Alright, who's ready to try this design rule in their living room?