How To Do Primary-Color Scheme without Looking Childish?

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Q: I recently moved into a new house with a roommate, and purchased the bedding in the photo. I am a renter, and on a newly-graduated-from-college budget, but I want to make my small room into a comfy getaway.

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I have dark black-brown IKEA furniture and off-white walls, neither of which I'm willing/able to paint/refinish. I was thinking of doing chartruese/mustardy yellow and red as my accent colors, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to find spray paint to refinish projects in either of those colors (I don't want fire-engine red). How do I pull off this primary-color scheme without it looking childish? Any style inspiration photos or color/brand spray paint reccomendations?

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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.