Style Secret: An Artful BalanceOne secret to combining a lot of strong colors in a space: Pay attention to scale and proportion. In this living area, the strong zones of color help to buoy and balance one another: red wall, yellow chaise, orange sofa, blue and green rug. Take away any of these elements and the whole composition would feel off-kilter. Small visual echoes, such as the red rug border and the rainbow of framed polka dots, tie the room together. Color your world: The useful thing about this guideline is that it applies to any palette you choose. Imagine this room with a mixture of citron green, periwinkle, turquoise and Prussian blue, or with a subtler blend of cream, straw, oxblood red and blue-gray. You could even put it into practice with a stark black and white scheme, not that most color addicts could live with such restraint.