Color is something that we all love, but it can be intimidating to use. Maybe some just don’t know how, so coming to understand color coordination makes it easier. Here are not only simple color combinations that work, but also how they work.
A monochromatic look is made by using different shades of one color. Often times, monochromatic color is used by going from dark to light – or what’s more popularly known today as ombre. A monochromatic look is a safe way to add color to your space. You can’t go wrong!
Creating a monochromatic look can be one of the simplest ways to use color. Choose your main color and add different shades or simply pair it with white. While it might be easy to just use solids, consider adding prints also to add more variation to your look!
Complementary colors are just that, colors that complement each other. Complementary colors are color hues that are found opposite one another on the color wheel providing contrast between them.
Complementary colors are the perfect way to add bold, unexpected pops of color. Don’t be afraid of changing the color hues within your two complementary colors. Not only will it look great, it will add more interest and depth! Opposite colors will always complement each other, so don’t feel like anything is too crazy – anything can go!
Using analogous colors is much simpler than it might sound. These colors can be found neighboring each other on the color wheel. While all these colors may look different, they each resemble each other – which is what makes them work!
There are so many ways you can use neighboring colors together, and you don’t have to limit yourself to just two colors. You can use each color the same amount or choose one to be your main color and others to accent.
A triadic color scheme might be the most bold of them all. A triadic combo is three colors chosen from the color wheel that are evenly spaced from one another creating a triangle in the center of the wheel. The trick to making a triadic scheme work in your home is to feature one color while letting the other two colors accent.
Using a triadic combo is a fun way to play around with colors, especially if you are having a hard time deciding exactly which colors you want to use! To avoid getting overwhelmed, start with one color you would like to use, then go from there playing with the color wheel and finding two more colors to add.
Not sure exactly what colors you want to pair together? Get some color or fabric samples and create your own color wheel with them to make it not only easier to choose, but it adds some more fun to the project!