6 smart color combinations from the pros
Selecting that perfect color combination for your home can be a very haggaring and long process – on the one hand you want to select the colors that you like, but on the other hand they don’t really make an appealing combination together. Other times, even when you can match the contrasting colors on paper, the materials you want just would not go together in reality; think leather on laminates – the most cringe worthy of them all. Often times you find yourself pondering over this dilemma while the rest of your remodel is put on hold. Well, fear not; today we’ll be sharing some invaluable tips on smart color combinations and materials.
- Black and white
Monochromatic is one of the most typical color combinations in the design world. However, many people do not understand that it takes a lot of time and experience to properly configure this color scheme into a successful interior design. The visual weight of black hue is way more commanding than the white surfaces, so it’s hard to strike that perfect balance at first go. Translating this scheme into materials can be even more challenging. The image below shows an interior that has been successfully dressed in the monochrome color scheme in the most harmonized, brilliant way.
- Earthy browns and black
Though they do sometimes belong to the same family of hues, they can also be distinctively different in styles. Brown is a color that can be best translated into interiors through materials like laminates, sandstone tile cladding and more, while black is always within the furniture. The picture below shows a successful combination of them both in a single space.
- Those fifty shades of grey
When you’re working with a grey color scheme, it is important that you create a visual dynamic. This can be done by imbuing your interior with several shades of the same hue – from ark to light, work in a vertical fashion; the floor is the darker, the furniture darker and the walls and ceilings the lightest.
- Red and cornflower
The best way to emulate the color red within your interiors is through an exposed brick wall effect. This provides an eye popping texture and could be contrasted with lighter colors – grey, white, blue and more. you could even call in stylistic chops and embrace a certain style – industrial would always be the first choice, but café style interiors are a close second.
If one or two colors in the same space is not your cup of tea then you could always go for multicolored. This concept could be articulated through accentuation – use small trinkets and baubles, accessories, couch cushions and even rugs to imbue various colors within your interior. The catch here is; you have to use a single color for the backdrop in exchange – one that will adequately make the rest of the colors pop out more.