The colors used in a painting can have a greater impact on the viewer than the object or setting they create, and can make or break any decorative strategy. If you want your new piece of contemporary art to blend in with your current setup, choose colors
in your artwork that are similar to those already in the room. If your walls are painted in a cold color like dark blue, select art with dominant colors that are a lighter shade of blue
or another cold color such as turquoise or lavender
. This helps the artwork maintain its identity without overpowering the other colors in the room. If you are really proud of your new contemporary painting and want to make it the center of attention, use it in an area with colors that are complementary to the most prevalent one in your new piece. For example, a painting with a burnt orange background would contrast beautifully with dark blue walls.