At Verdissimo we know that color is one of the most fundamental elements of home décor. Knowing how to combine colors when decorating and selecting them based on the season and creating successful combinations is the key to making your home picture-perfect.
When putting together these color combinations it’s fundamental that you create some contrast so that the space will feel illuminated.
The colors don’t always have to be neutral (though these tend to be easier to make combinations with). You can create an extremely elegant space with more intense colors as long as you find a harmonious combination of colors.
In this article we’re going to tell you how to combine interior décor colors and we’re also going to tell you about the feelings that some colors transmit:
Pinks: pale pink shades are perfect for combining with the light-colored wood, such as, for example, oak-colored materials. This is a light color, so it provides a sense of spaciousness, and it’s also somewhat eye-catching, providing a very personal, warm touch.
Whites: white is a color that combines well with the entire chromatic palette. Depending on what sort of look you’re going for, you can combine it with more vibrant colors or softer ones, such as light grays, pinks, etc.
Blues: this is a cooler color that creates feelings of relaxation. It combines perfectly with many colors, so find the one that’s best suited to the style that you want: grays, whites, yellows, browns, etc.
The 60/30/10 Rule
The 60/30/10 rule, based on the golden ratio, establishes the perfect ratio for combining colors successfully. Here’s how it works:
- Dominant color: the dominant color should consist of approximately 60% of the color present in the space. Normally this is the color of the walls and some other elements. Since it has to make up the majority of the percentage of the space, it’s almost always a soft, neutral color: white, light gray, pale pink, beige, etc.
- Secondary color: this color makes up 30% of the space. It needs to perfectly complement the dominant color. Select it carefully because it’s usually the color that draws all the attention. Usually elements such as furniture, rugs, or curtains are this color.
- Accent: this is the color that provides accent. It represents 10% of the total color in the space and is made up of small elements such as throw pillows, vases, pictures, lamps, etc. This accent can also be achieved with preserved flowers and plants, which can keep their beauty for a long time with no need for water or sunlight.
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