"...Design and color go hand in hand. Creamy whites, deep red, burnt orange and yellow and smoky earth, gold accents hues are the essence of the stencil palette. Deep sea blues and muted greens complement these colors. Aim for low contrast. Your stenciled motif should blend with the background, not stand out. I can also use faux painting techniques to artificially age your paintwork, adding an antique look that is in keeping with the stencils theme. ..."