Dare to Use Timeless Colour Schemes
They’re sophisticated, versatile and bound to work. Consider these five interior colour combinations and make them work for you as part of an entire scheme.
Standing with hundreds of colours in front of you on a paint board in your local paint shop or hardware store can be daunting – where do you start?
Colour is so important in a home and it’s easy to become overwhelmed and simply go with all white.
But if you want to be a little more daring, here are some interior colour combinations that are timeless, sophisticated and bound to work.
Think about these in terms of the entire scheme including décor and accessories, not just paint colours.
Black and white or charcoal and white
Such a high contrast combination will always make an impact, and this combination looks fantastic with a small splash of colour that you can add through accessories. You can easily update it as your taste changes. Hot pink, orange or green look great with black and white. You don’t have to go with the strongest shade of black. Consider softer shades such as charcoal or a more muted grey for a less dominant hue.
Navy, white and beige
Classic and chic, navy and white are often seen in nautical schemes or coastal homes. Stripes lend themselves to this look, so consider stripy accessories such as cushions. Introduce beige to soften the look through décor such as timber furniture or flooring.
Pink and green
Sitting opposite each other on the colour wheel, pink and green are complementary colours that make for a striking pair. Due to their position on the colour wheel, the combination appears more intense than if you were to select colours closer together on the wheel, creating a more visually interesting look.
Yellow and grey
A seemingly unusual combination, yellow and grey work beautifully together. A hit of yellow gives a grey room the sunshine and life that it needs. Soft shades of both colours look very pretty. Alternatively, you can strengthen on colour and use a softer hue in the other for more punch in the room.
White on white
If all else fails, you really can’t go wrong with white on white. There is a reason why it’s such a popular choice. You have the freedom to add any other colours through accessories and it will always make a space look fresh and new. If you want to use white and avoid the space being boring, you can add interest to the room through textures in soft furnishings and furniture, and by introducing varying neutral tones such as browns, caramels or beige.
Source: Juliet Love, Stylist & Interior designer who runs her own business, Love Style