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Some colors and combinations are so classic, like the orange and brown Hermes box, that there’s no tipping them. I look to all sorts of paper goods—artfully designed packaging, stationary, posters, and wrapper paper—for color ideas. In this case, the tangerine of the banded box was the inspiration for a palette using orange, cream, gray, and brown. Putting a bold color on the wall is especially effective when you balance it with pattern, materials, and textures.
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