Interior Decorating Tips with Blue and Orange Color Schemes

Interior Decorating Tips with Blue and Orange Color Schemes


-Picking a color scheme for decorating is
easy when you use the color wheel. The color wheel maps out color relationships. And by
doing so, it sets up guidelines for how colors work together. One of the simplest relationships
is called complementary, which simply means any 2 colors opposite each other on the wheel
such as red and green, yellow and purple, or blue and orange. Let’s look at how a complementary
color scheme works when decorating in blue and orange. In a complementary color scheme,
pick 1 color to be the star. In this living room, various shades of blue color the walls
and area rug plus a few accent pillows. Using the second color and accents, we’ll create
a dynamic vibrant look. In this space, an orange lamp and ottoman are an infusion of
warmth against the cool blues. Patterns also help carry a color scheme by displaying both
colors side by side for unity. A medium scale floral print on the drapes sports the blue
and orange while a narrow stripe on the pillows along with the pattern on the ottoman introduces
a small scale pattern for contrast with the same color palette for harmony. And when choosing
colors, don’t forget the neutrals. Here, an off-white on the sofa and chair are a calming
visual among the vibrant blues and oranges. Play with different shades of complementary
colors to get a scheme that works for you. A deep navy blue and a vivid coral orange
or a dusty blue paired with pumpkin orange would both be considered complementary color
schemes and will create a look that is unique to your style.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *