Green, blues, pink, reds, orange, mauve, yellow – they’re all very attractive shades in their own right. But are they a one-time fling of colour choices, or can they be paired with anything that you like? The truth is that bold colours don’t have a single versatile bone in their composition. So, if you’re searching for versatility in your colour palette, then you’re at the right place. Let’s take a look at what shades can be versatile choices:
1. Versatile and dominant
The dominant colour in your chosen scheme always needs to be versatile, because it’s going to be facing a lot of contrast in the form of furniture, accents, décor, etc. Now you can pick a hue with bold, vivid representation, but it’s not going to help you counterbalance and harmonize the ambiance. White, on the other hand can do all of that and more. It’s the most versatile dominant hue you can go for.
2. Secondary and accented
The secondary colour scheme is chosen on the basis of its contrast value against the dominant colour scheme. It’s usually used n a 20-30% ratio, so it cannot be too eye-catching and bright, or you’ll end up with a headache that never goes away. Beige, grey, taupe, and tans are all a great and very versatile choice for the secondary palette. They’re unique, understated, and never head-ache inducing.
3. Materials and accents
We cannot overlook material choices while studying a versatile colour scheme, because materials are essentially the final articulation of the colours in your head. As far as a secondary material palette is concerned, nothing can ever beat wood textures. They’re great for harmonizing naturally with any ambiance, and have a naturally soothing quality that puts everybody at ease – universally versatile.
4. Tertiary and last
The tertiary colour scheme is used in the most controlled ratio that you can go for. There is barely a 5% representation of this colour, so you can be as outgoing as you like with it. Just keep in mind that it needs to both contrast and complement the dominant and secondary palette. It can be introduced in the form of decoration, accessories, throw pillows, and the like.
5. Final accents
Accents are introduced in an interior design to emulate a visual diversity in it. You can’t exactly pinpoint what the most versatile accent colour can be, because it totally depends on your base colour scheme. With whites, its definitely going to be a bold colour, and with bold colours, its going to be something even more eccentric like metals, etc.