Style Secret: Livable Base HuesUnder a less skillful hand, this living area could have brought on a headache. But look closer, and you'll see how masterfully it's balanced. Here's the secret: The reigning color, green, is easy on the eye (partly because we're accustomed to seeing it in nature) and easy to live with. In spite of the bold slipper chairs that appear to dominate at first glance, the magenta and persimmon hues are really just accents. Color your world: Remember the color wheel opposites we talked about a moment ago? That's what this scheme boils down to — reds and greens — and that's one reason it works. But there are enough orange and purple undertones in the mix to give the pairing an entirely new spin.