How to add colors at home is an important issue when creating a gentle home. It does not take an all white interior with some wood here and there. A bit of color can work really well if you follow some basic principles. Rule number 1 is: avoid large surfaces in bright colors. As Dieter Rams (one of the most influentiual modern designers) has put it: “a touch of color makes it more colorful than having the whole thing in color”. Very true. Bright colors work best as a finishing touch: some details or some accessories like cushions. Another rule to follow is: use various bright colors, not just one. People tend to choose just one color tone and apply it in every bit of the interior. It is much more exciting to mix some different bright colors in your interior. But again, keep it restrained to small items and details.