Complementary colors are pairs of colors that are of opposite hues. The theory is that these colors set each other off and create contrast. So, two colors that don’t at first seem to “go” together can actually look really good in the same space. One interesting complementary color combination is orange with blue. Here are a couple of spaces that meld these opposites into unique solutions.
This relaxing living space employs subtle colored lighting in a simple coffer ceiling design to create a dramatic experience. Keeping the majority of furniture and finishes in neutral whites and dark woods is a great choice to allow the lighting to pop and the room to remain restful.
An eclectic combination of fabrics, accessories and wallpaper make this bedroom scheme a fun guest room. The multiple patterns work well since they are all at a similar scale.
If you like blue, try using orange as an accent color to bring out the contrast and add some dimension to your space! Likewise, yellows and golds make purple pop, and bright greens bring out the best of your maroon and red fabrics and finishes.
This concept can work for any style or space. Ready to amp up the color in your home? Call the Contour Interior Design team for a consultation today!