Putting together unexpected colour combinations can be quite liberating. Not thinking outside the rules of the colour wheel, but perhaps a little left of your own comfort zone, here are a bunch of gorgeous combinations you might not have thought would work well together.
See which ones you’ll consider embracing and bringing into your own interiors spaces.
Blue and green
…should never be seen? This is a fallacy in itself but blue and green can work as a dynamic duo when the tones of each are closer to one another than usual. Both the blue on the wall and the green in the velvet of this sofa tend towards teal, inviting them to co-mingle. Both tones borrow warmth from the accent of dark red in the structural side table.
Mint green and dark peach
Sounds weird but it really works! Think summer salads with Dulux ‘Soft Fresco’ on the walls, paired here with the dark, rusty peach of the armchair that tends away from a fire engine tone to taper off into a more natural hue that doesn’t overpower the soft, yet warmly undertoned green.
Teal and red
Still talking teal, we take red further to feature it in a statement light fitting, with a ‘return’ of the colour on the floor in one of a trio of bentwood chairs. Both teal and red have a yellow undertone so the pops of yellow in the second chair lifts the look without taking centre stage. The addition of black and white offer relief from the spectrum so the eyes have somewhere to rest in the room.
Pink and blue
Is a tricky combination to get right and the key is to ensure both colours have the same saturation, or strength of colour in them. This setting also combines a modern geometric patterned wallpaper with a vintage cabinet to great effect, and gives each colour its own space to make an impact.
Celadon green and copper
Are of course a combination we see in the patina of the architectural elements of old buildings, tapware and tools, but we rarely put these two colours together on purpose. Patina occurs on metals naturally so it makes sense to take nature’s lead adopt and the blue-green highlights to this palette like in the new range of Haymes artisan collection.
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