Old Eastern philosophy depicted as â??yin-yangâ?? can work wonders in home dÃ©cor. When enhancing your home with touches from the Orient, always keep in mind the principles of balance (yin-yang): dark is matched with light, soft is brought to life with vibrant. Orientals pride themselves as being good hosts, and their homes usually reflect this koi fish philosophy.
Oriental colors hint of such exotic materials as porcelain, jade and silk. To begin, select a soft white or ivory paint for the walls. Balance with dark-colored wood (like rosewood). Add dashes of vibrancy with royal Red or Yellow. Then balance this with Green â?? highly favored because of its elegance. A blue-green that looks like koi fish jade is gorgeous. Strong colors like Chinese Blue only work if you are confident you can balance it with something softer.
â??Persians were the greatest decorative artists of any timeâ?¦the Chinese come very close to them, their reputation depends largely on the wonderful colors they used.â?