Complementary Colour SCHEMES This is where the colour wheel comes into play and will be your best friend. Simply put, complementary colours sit opposite each other on the wheel and are viewed as the most established combinations. For example: blue and orange, red and green, yellow and purple. Working within these pairings makes it easy to make colours pop, and give standout to elements in any given room. Traditionalists will tell you that complementary colour schemes are best suited to more formal rooms, such as dining rooms, but we think they work well anywhere!
Tower Days by Paul Kenton
Monochrome Colour SCHEMES Contrary to popular belief, this does not mean simply black and white. A monochrome colour scheme is created by using various tones and shades of any single colour. Designers will often advise a monochrome palette for smaller spaces, but don’t feel restricted by this. Introducing a range of textures and finishes (think fabrics, glass, metallics, plants, stoneware etc) will keep your room feeling stylish and interesting. A real benefit of a monochromatic colour scheme is that it lends itself perfectly to displaying artwork. Not that we’re in any way biased obviously…
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