In a world where white on white interiors are king, an obvious way to stand out from the crowd is to play with color. But here’s the thing, I’m not just talking about adding a simple pop of blue against a neutral backdrop. No, to really take your home to the next level I want you to consider playing with color in ways you’ve never thought of before. To do just that, take a cue from these unexpected color pairings that are guaranteed to make your abode the center of attention – in the best possible way.
Powder Pink + Scarlet Red
The key to making this pairing work is balance. Start with using powder pink as your all over ‘neutral’. Then experiment with adding in scarlet as an accent shade. A final touch of white will ensure a modern finish to the overall look.
Chartreuse + Tangerine Orange
A half and half mix of yellow and green, chartreuse is not the easiest of colors to work with. That’s probably why those brave souls who choose to use it often pair the hue with everyone’s favorite neutral, white.
Although a chartreuse and white pairing is a good start, I find that using these two cool-toned colors alone can make a space look overly clinical. That’s why I’m a huge fan of layering a warming tangerine orange into the mix. There’s just something so uplifting and fun about this combination. And on a design level, the vivid undertones of orange do so much to bring out the vibrancy of bold chartreuse.
Violet + French Blue
Take a cue from Pantone’s color of the year and vie for violet in your next interior overhaul.
Despite being so close together on the color wheel, violet and deep French blue make a handsome pairing. The effervescent purple tones inject a dose of fun and vivacity to the regal blue, whilst rich mahogany wood adds visual depth to the final look.
Mustard + Bubblegum Pink
A mustard and bubblegum pairing might not be so good on the tastebuds, but there’s no denying that they’re pretty easy on the eye.
What I love most about this pairing of saccharine pink and muted yellow is its timeless vintage appeal. It gives me serious retro vibes! To update the look, try working in sleeker design details. Here, a glossy black lacquer table and a modernized sputnik chandelier add a contemporary twist to the overall kitschy 50s aesthetic.
Cerulean + Marigold
It’s not often we see a bold marigold yellow take pride of place in a home, but when the world sees how well it goes with a beautiful cerulean blue, I guarantee that this hot pairing will be the next big thing.
The sunshine glow of marigold is perfect for bringing out cerulean’s jewel tones. Add in a graphic print and some luxe gold details and you have the recipe for joy personified.
Plum + Candy Apple Red
Are you craving for a color combination befitting of an opulent boudoir? Well look no further, for the full bodied plum and sumptuous candy apple red have got you covered.
There’s just something so lavish and ostentatious about this unexpected pairing. Both hues are rich and sensuous in nature, making them ideal for introducing a little glamour to your space.