Let's face facts here. Even though your home may not look exactly how you'd planned it might look it's still your home. So if your sitting room is a bright shade of green or you have pink carpet in your bathroom you have nobody to blame for this but yourself. Not really when it comes down to it...if you're honest with yourself. But hey it's ok we all make interior decorating mistakes (nightmares perhaps?) The good news is that you can take action to turn these bloopers into blessings; with just a little effort.
Firstly, any feature of your space no matter how distressing, often focuses heavily on the color, right? Instead of cursing it, why not work around that color? Make it work for your theme, not against it. For instance, having a blood red floor doesn't have to look like a murder scene exposé. To complement this striking floor color, invest on accessories in black and white to capture that modern vibe. A black leather couch with striking ivory colored pieces will lend instant class to your living room...and it's also because of that red floor you so dreaded! Now nobody will notice that it was a decorating disaster, they might even praise your decorating courage for choosing that bold color.
Now about that moss green bathroom, well there's a solution for that too! Instead of hating bath times altogether, why not involve this tile color in your overall theme? Think about natural and calming combination. Get a shower curtain that doesn't clash with the tiles when it comes to color. You can add accessories in beige or tan and even some pale blue colors to depict scenes from nature. When you're done, this tile color will be the star of your bathroom design instead of a total embarrassment.
If you're still ranting about your pathetic pink carpet, then here's reason for you to give that rant a rest. It wouldn't look half that bad if you added accessories in colors that complement rather than contrast with your carpet. How about adding a touch of yellow or a hint of green in the items you use? This way you would be able to balance out the solid pink color of the carpet with similarly calming colors in the furniture or the appliances. No one can ever tell that your pink carpet was actually a big mistake!
Now when you're trying to work a new feature into a room you don't need to color match exactly but you should be aiming for a color that is in the shame color palette. Having any single room one color can be overpowering where as mixing other colors in can give a room more depth.
Patterns can also be used to add the extra color you need to a room. Each color that you decide to use in a room should be used 3 times. You could have red roses in a jar or vase, a dash of red in your curtains and maybe one or two red throw pillows in the room. You don't want to overwhelm the senses with any one color.