Seven unexpected colour combos
When decorating our homes, we often stick with safe colour combinations that we've seen before.
But if you're feeling bold and want to add a unique touch of personality to your home, why not try something a little unexpected? It's your space after all! #youdoyouboo
From Navy and Lilac to Poppy and Ocean, here are seven unexpected colour combinations that you might not have thought of but surprisingly, totally work!
There's a reason why Mustard and Navy look so good together… they are complementary colours! Our warm Mustard is the perfect accent colour to add a playful touch to a navy-dominated, deep blue space. It's somewhat classic, playing on the strong primary colours, but also kind of surprising and definitely fun!
Mysterious and moody, yet elegant and feminine, we think Lilac and Navy are a match made in heaven. The contrast between the light, soft pastel and the dark, sophisticated blue really gives us *heart eyes*. Lilac is totally on trend and will instantly update and refresh a room, so it makes a pleasantly unexpected pairing with Navy, a classic and timeless colour that never goes out of style.
How striking does Poppy look next to Ocean?! This unexpected duo is bright, bold and sure to bring a bucket full of energy to a space. Red will always be a showstopper, so bringing in highlights is a safe way to add colour without overpowering a room. Mixing soft tones like Ocean with something strong and confident like Poppy may not be the obvious choice, but somehow it just works!
Pink and green are totally a thing, another complementary pairing on the colour wheel. We're really into this one! Olive can be such a beautiful calming neutral colour, but when you throw Berry into the mix, she really brings the drama (but in a way that feels very aesthetically pleasing!) We love to lean in hard to the pink/green palette by layering it up with some Blush and Sage too!
The Shorty in Berry + Olive image by @anna.yanovski
The combination of Mustard and Lilac sure packs a punch! They look oh-so-cool next to one another and give off a full-on quirky vibe. The mix of the retro Mustard clashing with the freshness of the Lilac is unexpectedly energising. We love seeing spaces that truly reflect their owner, and this is a look that speaks of confidence and playfulness. We're here for it!
The ultimate power couple! Pink and red will always look good together. It's a pair that feels a little 'out there' but makes so much sense. They sit side by side on the colour wheel, so there's harmony, but the punchiness of Poppy brings a bit of unexpected passion! The delicate Blush and the vibrant Poppy make a stunning balancing act. Try giving this combo a go with soft pink walls and a Poppy locker. We guarantee it will have Instagram dropping heart emojis all over it!
When it comes to unique colour combinations for your home interiors, one pair we can't get enough of is Olive and Lilac. Olive is warm and earthy, and Lilac is soft and pretty. Together they are surprisingly calming! This palette works just as well in a cute kid's room as it does in a grown-up's space. It's elevated and brave but not in your face.
The Lowdown in Lilac + The Twinny in Olive image by @madly_maximalist