What if I told you that even the most jarring colour combinations could look fantastic together?
Let’s focus on complementary colour schemes – where two hues sit directly opposite each other on the colour wheel. The most common couplings consist of having one primary colour (red, yellow and blue) and one secondary colour (green, purple and orange), although there are tertiary colour pairings that are considered complementary too.
Get inspired by the below colour schemes that can create a bold new look in any space of your home.
Blue and Orange
Blue and orange are the most dynamic when paired together – considered by many to be the ‘contemporary of the complimentary colour couples’. If you’re looking for a safe way to combine blue and orange, go for subdued variations of the hues – for example, choose a primary blue that is lighter (pale blue), darker (prussian blue) or duskier (denim blue), where all are still blue, but just derivations of the primary blue colour. You can also add white to break up the colours.
Purple and Yellow
This colour combo encourages a certain type of softness, perfect especially for a bedroom setting.
Red and Green
When these two colours come together, it’s hard not to think of Christmas – but red and green can work together in a modern palette, particularly when the two are presented as tints, tones and shades of the original colours.