Color by themselves can have powerful impacts on how they influence a room. When you start to pair them together, they can enhance the aesthetics of an atmosphere. Learning different pairs can be beneficial in finding the perfect color combination you want in your own home. With limitless possibilities, you can create some fantastic combinations or some not-so-pretty nightmares. We put together some unusual color pairings that still look great to help you succeed in your design. Let’s take a look!
Charcoal and Orange
Pairing any dark neutral with orange can be challenging. You walk a fine line of creative design and festive Halloween décor. When done right, this combination can make a powerful statement. With charcoal having a mature, sophisticated look and orange feeling a little more wild and whimsical, this color combination finds a perfect balance. Try using orange as your accent color to allow it contrast hard against the charcoal influence. It allows everywhere orange is placed to feel like focal points rather than an overwhelming color combo.
Canary Yellow and Violet
With a strong warm tone and a powerful cool tone in the mix, this combination can feel creative yet mysterious. Yellow can psychologically influence imagination and fun while violet has a spiritual and introspective feel. Both colors encourage creativity and intuitive thinking, making these contrasting color quite complimentary.
Red and Blue
With the king of primary warm tones and the strength of a primary cool tone, red and blue are extremely opposing colors. They can both contrast very well with one another, allowing each one’s strengths to shine. Blue can internally influence a conservative, calm, tranquil environment. On the other hand, red ignites passion, attention, and stimulates excitement in a room. These two can harmonize well and bring a warm or cool toned atmosphere back to neutral when paired evenly.
Pairing colors can seem quite challenging at first. You need to decide not only on the color pairs but how much each one influences the room. You can put ninety percent red in a room and ten percent blue while reversing the percentages can create a completely different atmosphere. Decide how you want your colors to affect your environment and treat them accordingly. For more unusual color pairings, be sure check out more of our series.