Decorating with a group of similar color is called an analogous color scheme. It offers a way to create a vibrant space while sticking to a specific family of colors. The dynamic analogous color scheme begins with one color and adds in those next to it on the color wheel.
When using analogous colors, ground the space by keeping large pieces of furniture the same color and free of pattern and texture -- this gives the room a solid background.
Next, bring in one eye-catching pattern in another color from the scheme. Then, use neighboring colors from the color wheel punch up the scheme -- these can be used in throw pillows, shades, rugs and artwork.