‘Crash’ Colors for an Look

Sometimes limiting a space to a single color additionally restricts the area’s potential. Most of us want homes that are intriguing and filled with personality, but where do you start?

I say start with colour but break the rules. You can create an extraordinary look by using a few colours in 1 space — something that I predict colour crashing. Read on to see how it’s done.

Shade From Above. Painted ceilings always bring an added dimension to an area. I think it’s especially interesting when the ceiling color is darker than the wall color.

Some Like It Hot. Turn the heat up with a combination of red and orange. With this bold colour scheme, you will also need to add white — in the furniture, to a single wall (as shown here), or the trimming. This will provide much needed balance.

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Plan It Earth. For an extra comfy space, pair up chocolate brown with other hot earth tones like tan, ivory, taupe or latte. Use the darker colour to make a focal wall by adding a excellent piece of art or photos.

CDA Interior Design

Horizontal Stripes. Among the most stylish ways to utilize a dual-tone technique is using horizontal stripes. If you have a small space, the horizontality is likely to make the walls look longer and therefore the room bigger.

Tali Hardonag Architect

Dynamic Duo. Colors that are opposite each other on the colour wheel create a dramatic and visually stimulating distance. Here, orange and blue enliven a stairwell and emphasize the intriguing angles of this ceiling.

Architects, webber + Studio

Gray’s Anatomy. Gray is such a sexy neutral these days, but some folks struggle with how to make it seem interesting. One way is to utilize two different colors of grey, such as steel and charcoal grey. You’ll still have a monochromatic look but the variant will include only enough interest to capture the eye.

How to Select the Right Gray

ARTISSIMO – Idit Deutsch

Three Is Not a Crowd. Using three colours in an area can look very compatible and free flowing when you use colours with comparable tonalities. Within this space, each colour is soft and slightly muted. Each color also brings out the area’s architecture that is amazing.

Klang & Associates

Go to Your Room. Children and teens love vibrant spaces. Using a handful of colors in their bedroom will create a stimulating, enjoyable place. Let your child help with choosing the colours. The drawback: Being sent to her or his room simply may lose its potency.

More guides to choosing colour for your home
Shade Courage: Using Jewel Tones
Choose an Unexpected Shade for Your Trim

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