Unusual Color Palettes That Really Work

//Unusual Color Palettes That Really Work

Unusual Color Palettes That Really Work

Take your home to a bold new level by trying out one of these unexpected, but surprisingly perfect, color palettes. Did you know that you could mix red, white and blue with black-and-white stripes? Find out how.

Teal + Rust

Teal and rust create one of those unexpected color combinations that instantly evokes a feeling of familiarity. The deep red-brown hue of the stools mixed with copper accents and contrasting shades of blue are reminiscent of cool fall days and falling leaves. Photo courtesy of Camilla Molders







Navy Blue + Fuchsia + Shades of Brown

Neons are all the rage and, surprisingly, they go well with just about any color. In this exotic and globally-inspired bedroom, a palette of copper, brown and burnt orange is brightened with a burst of fuchsia and a contrasting shade of navy blue on the walls. Surrounded by antique-style accessories and furnishings, the shiny, lacquered bed frame makes an eye-catching statement. Photo courtesy of HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams



Coral + Emerald Green

Although often seen as a softer, more pastel shade of pink, coral is actually a pretty vocal and vibrant color. This sea-inspired hue stands out with both darker and more subdued colors, like pale yellow, seafoam green and gray. In this traditional bedroom, designer Tobi Fairley mixes this peachy shade with both emerald green and stark white for an especially eye-catching effect. She uses coral around the room through punchy accessories, like the pillows, throw and desk chair. The white-and-coral ceiling stripes really pull the entire look together.


Orange + Shades of Blue

When designing a room, a jolting shade of tangerine and various shades of blue may not be the first color combination that comes to mind. However, the two pair very well together when used correctly (and won’t make you feel like you’re cheering for a sports team). In this room, think of the subdued and grayed shades of blue as neutrals. The tangerine chair, crib mattress, and changing table are now beautiful, vibrant accents among soft blue surroundings. Designer Sarah Richardson adds just the perfect amount of orange accessories to create that shot of color.




Red, White and Blue + Black and White

Designer Tobi Fairley takes a daring approach when choosing the color scheme for this preppy/traditional entryway. First, she uses bright red frames on the wall for the most noticeable burst of color. Then she coordinates with a bright blue chair with red trim. The surprise comes when she adds a sky-blue and white console table and a black-and-white-striped rug. Red, white, blue and black can absolutely work together!






Turquoise + Tangerine

The color combination of turquoise, tangerine, gold and white presents an exotic, global feel, especially when introduced through vases and curved end tables. Each color, although used differently, appears balanced and equal. Photo courtesy of Phillip Jeffries







White + A Little Bit of Everything

The age-old saying goes, “less is more,” but in this case we say, “more is more.” Designer Jonathan Adler gives the lounge area of the Parker Palm Springs lobby a modern, 70s-inspired feel by combining eclectic fabrics, vintage furnishings, colorful ceramics and a stunning atomic-age chandelier. Although he mixes coral, fuchsia, golden yellow, olive, neon, red and plenty of other hues in this small space, he does it with such ease, balance, and control that it looks like these colors were meant to be together. Photo courtesy of Oyster.com



At Interior Preference, the blending of interior design principals with architectural elements and unique color has always been of value in the creation and execution of our designs. Do you have some unusual color palette ideas in mind? We can make them work! Give one of our experienced interior designers a call today (480) 544-5883

By | 2017-04-11T18:57:45+00:00 February 1st, 2017|News & Media|0 Comments

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