Five Secrets For Winning Color Combos
You’d think that an awesome piece of art would look good anywhere, but trust us. That's not the case.
Pairing your art with your walls ain't easy, but it's very, very important.
Here are five tips for choosing the perfect combination of art and wall color.
Don’t Always Go for The Obvious Choice.
Your art and your walls should match, right?
Well, not always. Often the predominant color in your art isn’t the one that will be most appealing.
It’s always worth looking beyond your first impression.
Always give a few different colors that weren’t your first choice a whirl before committing.
Work with color slivers
Pick out one of the minor colors in your artwork to paint the walls.
This way you'll get a great contrast while still tying both elements together through use of a common color.
Think about gradients
One way of coordinating art with colors easier gradients. A gradient is the same color, but with different saturation or intensity.
For example, if your artwork has bright turquoise in it, paint the walls a lighter shade of turquoise.
Be cautious with your paintbrush
Remember, the color you choose determines what else will work with your room and what just won’t.
A bold, daring color like hot pink will limit your options for the future.
Therefore, it’s a good idea to stick to safer colors unless you carry your bold choice throughout the rest of your furnishings and accessories.
Find winning color combinations
Still unsure? That's OK. Thankfully, the internet can help.
Find examples of an online, interactive color wheel, which demonstrates color theory.
Used by many designers, color theory is a practical combination o fart an science that's used to determine what colors look good together.
One last tip: Splurge on those little jars of paint samples, which will help you find your winning combination.