Good Accent Colors with This Scheme?

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Q: I have a 600 square foot apartment close to Lake Michigan that I have been slowly painting as my budget allows. I am using beachy colors. The living and dining rooms are a light greyish blue, the kitchen is dark aqua and very light (almost white) blue, and the hallway into the bedroom/bathroom is a greyish pink. I started painting the bedroom in the same pink shade and planned on an accent wall in mauve, but I later decided the pink was too blah and painted 3 of the walls in mauve, keeping the pink as an accent.

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I have very neutral furnishings in the living room and, except for a wrought iron bed, nothing substantial anywhere else. (I moved cross-country a couple of years ago, leaving everything behind, and have been buying things on my very tight budget ever since). My question is about accent colors — specifically, what can I use in the bedroom (the bathroom is the same color scheme) that I can carry out into the rest of the home? There is so much to choose from, and I am completely stumped! P.S. The pics are thepink/mauve combo shown on adjoining walls.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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