To avoid starkness, use a pastel tint, such as this pale apple green, rather than white, for the walls. Pale pink is another shade that flatters, too, without dominating the scheme. Fabrics of the same value in this pretty setting feature light, open backgrounds for floral prints. To keep the accessories light, blue-and-white porcelains are a natural choice. above: Theres no halfway with bold, intense schemes. DINING TABLE DESIGN PICTURES This vibrant red bedroom is visually pleasing because the yellow-and-red print fabrics are vivid and intense. The yellow, the second major color, is equally as strong as the red. Such bold schemes also work by repetition; the red is repeated in the mix of prints.White and black and wood tones provide the needed relief from the jolts of two strong, vivid colors. Think of a room that lulls and soothes, where the background, furnishings, and art together create a peaceful environment.