With a restricted palette, colors recede into the background, allowing the furnishings and the accessories to take center stage. Here, the limited color scheme lets the curves of the table and the chairs stand out. The walls are painted in a tone similar to that of the area rug, and the moldings are painted a bright white to echo the curtains and the upholstery.
This simple form of decoration has the additional charm of variety. The hangings of the queen’s bedroom at Versailles were changed four times a year. It is fatiguing to see a design meant for a horizontal surface constrained to follow the ins and outs of a flight of steps.