CONTRASTING COLOURS – JUST LIKE BASIC ADDITION
When putting together a look for any living space, don’t be afraid to play with contrasting colours. Darker backgrounds set a dramatic scene for lighter or bolder colours that add depth to a space and can bring a 2-dimensional room into a 3D movie theatre…without the awful glasses. Simply play with the black and white feature adding contrast and highlights to a picture taken on your phone and you’ll see what we’re talking about.
Some examples of beautifully contrasting colours off the colour wheel are blue and orange, red and green, and yellow and purple. At first glance, these colours combinations may seem ‘off’, however if you broaden your creative thinking, you’ll see that, as an example, rose gold is in fact a combination of copper and yellow gold – both of which take centre stage against a backdrop of say, navy blue? Here’s how LIQUIDRed have pulled this colour scheme through in one of their recent bathrooms designs which they’ve also mixed with perfectly on-trend geometric shaped tile.
Pinks and Olive greens have not only proven as two of the most popular colours in a wedding survey conducted by Box Boutique – red and green…. another one of our contrasting colour combinations off the colour wheel that are gorgeous in say, a floral or nature themed bathroom space which can be mixed with either polished rose gold or brushed bronze tapware and chrome plated accessories.
When thinking about yellow and purple – the bolder imaginations will be running through the markets of Morocco and screaming from the hilltops of Turkey. Such rich and authentic colour combinations are perfect if you’re considering bringing Eastern culture into a space – especially as handmade Moroccan and mandala tile patterns continue to dominate international showrooms.
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