Selecting the right colors

One of the trickiest tasks on projects is selecting the right color combination.  Particularly when you are deciding between similar hues in the same overall color palette.  A color in one direction or the other can be too bright or too dark, too saturated or too dull, or not look quite right with other colors in the space.  Finding a piece of art, accessory, rug, fabric or any other object where you can draw inspiration from the colors is really helpful.   Even better if you can find variations of a similar within the same color spectrum so that you can compare.  Here are some inspiration combinations of gold from barite rock.
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