My room is painted a pale green. I'd wanted it sort of a blue-green/aqua sort of color, but once I had the color on the walls, I noticed two things.
One, the color I'd chosen didn't match the trim AT ALL, and made the trim look dirty, not off white. Two, I felt as though I were living in an acquarium, or somewhere underwater, and didn't think the color created the effect I'd wanted. (I was not AIMING for a 'Little Mermaid's bedchamber' effect, but got it anyhow. ) I wound up painting my room over again, with a pale silvery green that didn't clash with the trim, didn't clash with the curtains I already had, and flattered my skin tones very nicely.
My curtains are blue and white flowers (Martha Stewart curtains), which seems to work nicely, but obviously not with every shade of blue-green, LOL!
I do love the lacy sheers I have as an underlayer, which are a nice creamy white color.
Do you like aqua and white as a color combination as much as I do?
I wish I could find my color wheel, to see what's complementary. I generally dislike using that sort of color choice as a matter of rote, but it can be a useful starting point.
A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money.
Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine,
something Brussels sprouts never do.
P. J. O'Rourke, humorist