4 Unexpected Color Combinations
Redesigning a space is an exciting time in a homeowner’s life. One of the most common things people do when redesigning a space is refreshing its wall color. It’s quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive to paint a room, and it can completely change its look after just one coat. Wall colors can help a room come to life, but, alternatively, they can make any design you want to achieve fall flat. To ensure this doesn’t happen, many people stick to traditional color palettes that involve neutrals and small pops of color. And while those color palettes are great, we’re here to advocate for something a little bit more vibrant. We’re always on the lookout for new interior design trends, and an interesting one we’ve seen lately is unexpected color combinations.
For your next room redesign, instead of going towards the tried and true colors you’re likely to see in every home, why not go for something a little bit bolder? There are so many colors you can use to display your personality and design aesthetic, and we think you should use them all (within reason)!
Unexpected color combinations take a lot of planning, restraint, and bravery to get right, but the finished product is always worth it. If you want to try the unexpected color combinations trend, but you don’t want to take too many risks, you can simply create a bold accent wall and use various decor items to enhance it. With this trend, the world is your oyster.
There are countless ways to incorporate vibrant colors into your home, but we want to provide you with four of our favorites. Get ready to take your home to bold new levels with these unexpected color combinations!
Pale Yellow, Teal, and Orange
We’ve all heard of accent walls, but have you ever seen an accent floor? This shade of burnt orange pops against the cool blue of the wall and the pale yellow archway. An accent area is meant to draw focus to a particular area of the room, and we love that this designer chose to do something unique. This accent immediately draws the eye to the floor where it can then view every other aspect of the room individually as it starts to gaze upwards. With the addition of bold furniture and decor items, art, and plants, this room is the perfect balance of color and we can’t get enough.
Marigold, Blush Pink, and Navy
The age-old idea of pairing a bold color with a neutral goes right out of the window in this design. Everything about this design goes against what we’ve been taught about pairing colors, but it works beautifully. The rich shade of marigold immediately warms up the room, and the blush pink gives the room a luxurious touch. The most important part of this color combination is the navy blue decor that helps ground the design by giving the eye something dark to latch onto.
Black, Stone, and Wood
Now that’s we’ve seen walls with vibrant colors, it’s time for us to go to the other end of the spectrum. Black is a huge trend this year, and people have been jumping into it feet first. In this design, the homeowner decided to pair the deep wall color with neutral and natural accents, which was a great choice. Unexpected color combinations don’t always have to be in your face with color, and this design proves that. Our biggest tip for painting your walls black is to make sure the room gets a ton of natural light from many angles throughout the day. That way, the room won’t be swallowed up by the color.
Black, Apple Green, and Magenta
Lastly, we have another example of a black wall, but this time, it’s paired with bright colors that contrast its darkness. Even though this room has all black walls, it’s incredibly bright and warm. The green modular sectional is the immediate focal point of the room because it stands out against the deepness of the wall behind it. We also love the addition of the jewel-toned soft furnishings that were paired with the sofa.
Did any of these unexpected color combinations speak to you? If so, don’t hesitate to try them out in your own home. To see more bold color combos, and some amazing furniture, be sure to give our Instagram a follow!