Choosing color combinations for your house can be daunting. Each room needs proper flow, aesthetics, and balance. A great color combination can achieve all of this. This is why we’ve picked out some reliable combos.
These combinations never fail, so if you’re looking for an easy-win combo, then one of these will be perfect. But don’t try to please anyone else. Find what works for you and stick with it, even if that changes monthly!
Colors That Go Together Naturally
While any color combo is great if the homeowner is pleased with it, these color combinations are automatic winners. Choose any of them for a dynamic duo that can make any room harmonized and agreeable.
Sandy Brown And Seafoam
Let’s start with something more obvious than other combos. Sandy brown and seafoam green are both beach colors so they work well in any beach house. If you use this combo, you can make any room look beachy without any effort.
However, sandy brown and seafoam shouldn’t be limited to beach houses. You can use them in any way you please, the style of furniture and the exact shade of seafoam setting the mood. Choosing birch instead of driftwood can make all the difference.
Coral And Lavender
You may have been told in the past that pink and purple shouldn’t be used together. But if done in the right shades, they look great. A brighter, peachy pink looks amazing with a lighter purple.
Purple is a strong color so the soft purples look better with brighter pinks. You don’t have to use coral, any bright or dark pink will do. Magenta is another great contender that works with pastel purple.
Gold And Deep Purple
If you’re going to use a darker or deeper purple, then use a royal color like gold to accent it. Purple is a royal color that deserves special treatment. It can work with silver too, but gold is more regent, which purple complements.
If you go for a lighter purple, you risk an entirely different aesthetic being portrayed. If regency is your goal, then stick with darker purples.
Pastel Pink And Baby Blue
Any light shade of pink and any lighter shade of blue can work wonders for a room in need of an airy feel. Although pink and blue pastels can be used in any room, they look best in kids’ rooms or shabby chic living rooms.
When used in a shabby chic style, a whitewash or distressed texture can mature the colors. Keeping things plain can make any room look like a kids’ room.
Turquoise And Cream
Turquoise and cream are a popular combo because turquoise (and teal) are popular colors. Colors like these need to be noticed, so a soft and warm neutral makes the perfect partner. Turquoise and cream are so versatile.
You can use it in beach houses, kids’ rooms, or bathrooms that need a splash of color. But don’t let that keep you from making turquoise an elegant color. It can be just as sophisticated as any other color if used right.
Green And Purple
Shade doesn’t matter as much when you’re pairing green and purple. Darker shades of purple and green work well together if your walls or floors are darker tones. They add elegance to any room that can’t be faked.
The deeper the colors, the more intense the room will be. Try to keep the floors and walls a neutral and non-offensive color in order to tone down and balance the room out.
Red And Green
There’s a reason this dynamic duo shows up at Christmastime. The pair looks amazing together and is festive no matter which holiday you’re celebrating. Just like at Christmastime, red and green should be bright when used together.
If you want to keep a red and green room from appearing too Christmassy, use blacks instead of browns. This keeps the Christmas tree colors away and adds a more modern tone.
Rust And Beige
Rust can be a touchy color, which is why pairing it with a forgiving color like beige is such a great idea. The warmth of the beige is brought out when paired with the rust which naturally has orange tones throughout.
If you want a third color here, a soft white or cream can keep the room from looking too rustic. Cream adds a more delicate touch that keeps the room soft.
Blush And Sage
Pink and green is a calming combo, especially when those shades are blush and sage. The soft colors compliment each other well and offer a respite from the things that drag us down each day. The shades can be changed, but the combo of pink and green never will.
Pink and green are the colors of a pink rose, lily, or hydrangeas. The color combo is soft enough to suit any room yet bold enough to still make a statement in a classy way.
Indigo And Teal
Indigo is a blue with a purple tint while teal is a blue with a green tint. Pairing two colors of different shades doesn’t always work out, so this sweet combo really pays off. Add bits of green and purple to bring it all together.
When adding the green and purple, be careful not to let them overshadow the indigo and teal. Those two colors should be the stars.
Dusty Pink And Dark Brown
Pink and brown have always been a great combo, gaining more popularity in the early 2000s. While the tone of brown doesn’t matter as much, a soft pink is important for this aesthetic of class, sophistication, and taste.
The color of brown looks best if a medium color but can change depending on the colors of wood used. Match the pink to the tone of the wood.
Charcoal And Honey
Inspired by the bumblebee, charcoal and honey offer a soft combo and intense contrast. Honey offers warmth to the dark charcoal, which is a shade lighter and dustier than solid black. Chalkboards offer great inspiration with this combo.
Even the word honey is pleasing, so of course, the honey color is therapeutic. Add a bit of off-white to balance it out, just be careful with adding any bright color to ayellow room.
Stone Grey And Arctic Blue
Grey can go well with just about any color, but arctic blue is special. Adding it to the mix turns an earthy room cool and refreshing. If the grey is coming from real stone, consider glass or crystals to bring out the blue.
Agate and quartz are both affordable crystals that can be purchased in arctic colors. But for a true arctic blue crystal, consider getting celestite, aquamarine, or chalcedony.
Forest Green And Brown
Tan and sage look good together, but forest green and a darker brown can look just as amazing. Try for a dark hunting green and deep chocolate or walnut brown for best results. You will find an automatic rustic lodge look.
If you don’t want a masculine or musky feel, then you can add sheer curtains or other lighter home decor. Just make sure to keep the integrity of the natural look that these colors add.
Creating Your Own Combos
If none of these combos please you, then don’t be afraid to branch out. No matter how many visitors you have, the most important person in home design is the homeowner. If they’re happy, everyone else should be too.
Check out these tips to create your own color combo.
Try One Accent Color
Sticking with neutrals is great. When you do, you can choose one accent color to stand out. If you have a black and white home design, consider a color like red or pink for an artistic flair and balanced combination.
Finding contrasting colors can be a great place to start. Pick one color that you like first. Then, find a color on the opposite end of the spectrum to match it. For example, a light blue can be paired with dark brown.
Choose Cool Or Warm Colors
Pick a temperature and stick with it. Mixing warm and cool colors doesn’t always work out well. It’s usually best to pick warmer or cooler colors from the start, or find something in the middle with medium browns, beiges, etc.
Pick A Neutral
Picking a certain neutral color can really help you get started. A color like greige or ivory can be the beginning of your entire design. Branch out from there and keep the momentum going with continued inspirations.
Search For Inspiration In Nature
This is one of the best ways to find natural, appealing color combinations. Find a picture or natural scene that inspired you. Imagine a blue brook running down a mountainside, or a bluebird perched on a cherry blossom tree.
Nature will forever have the best color combos, which is why that’s where we should look for inspiration! Find your own inspirations and pretty soon, you’ll be someone else’s inspiration.