Problem: Mom has two color pallettes that she loves. The reds and yellows of the French Country and the soft blues of the ocean. Solution: Finding a way to infuse the two. When we move to our next home, mom wants the same color to flow throughout the home.
We walked through a Mercedes Model Home in McKinney and this design firm in Austin did a spectacular job in the decorating. (I know from experience that creating a fabulous model home is difficult due to financial restraints). This is one of the best that I've seen.
The fresh balance of the light blue and red his hard to pull off, but if done correctly, it would be completely unexpected and beautiful. To get the look, let one color take the lead and accent in the bold contrasting color. Also, use a lot of whites and ground the room with a few black elements. Like this:
These examples came from Coastal Living: