How to use colour combinations

Attractive kitchen with navy and yellow colour scheme

New Year’s resolution to spruce up the house? Choosing the right colours for your tiles can be daunting, but a good colour scheme can make a space more inviting, fun to live in, and easier to match with fixtures and furnishing styles.

How to find your ideal colour combination

Your favourite colours

If you have a favourite colour it makes sense to use it as inspiration to build a colour palette around it. If you like bold and bright colours, a good rule of thumb is to pair one with a neutral colour such as white, grey or black.

Existing décor

You may have already invested in flooring, furniture and items, and not want to replace them. If this is the case, you’ll need to choose complementary colours and themes that fit with what you already have.

Unique features of the spaces to decorate

Each and every room that you want to work on may have unique features. These features ought to inform your choice on colour combinations. Ask yourself these questions :

  • What is the purpose of the room?
  • What are the lighting requirements?
  • Who uses the room?
  • Would you like it to appear smaller or spacious

Relationship between colour and your emotional state

Don’t forget that colour affects your emotions more than you realise. Believe it or not, certain colours are bound to excite you, promote tranquility in your life, or even make you feel sad. You can read more about that here.

Time to get some ideas

If you’ve considered all these issues then it’s time to get inspired — take a look at our five examples below of inspiring colour combinations. 

Black & white

Many modern bathrooms and kitchens use black and white to create contrast and a modern feel. Pairing light with dark makes for a clean, sophisticated and luxurious space.

Click on the image to get a closer look at how effective a colour combination this can be.

Copper & grey

Copper is quite a striking choice, so it’s good to mix it with more muted tones and keep the rest of the palette neutral with greys and whites. This will highlight the warm tones and keep the room bright and airy.

Natural, earthy tones bring us a sense of calm and work well in spaces of all sizes. Mixing the warm tones of beige with brighter white or silver fixtures and fittings allows you to create a modern and comfortable space in your home.

Navy & yellow

A more daring option, mixing a bright colour like yellow with a darker tone like navy blue can create a striking and modern space. It’s a good idea to mix stronger colours with lighter and more neutral tones to ensure it’s not too overbearing.

Black & gold

Silver may be more in style for fixtures and fittings but gold can give a bathroom a decadent edge. Mixing with darker tones like black, dark grey or navy is a great way to give your space a luxurious feel.

Get inspired

Don’t be afraid to experiment with your own unique colour combinations. Use loose furnishings and statement art pieces to really flesh out the colour palette. Most of all, have fun and get creative!

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