Home Decor Color Combos

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Color Combos that will Rock your Room

Color combos change with the seasons; some are classic and will always be in style while others are bolder and tend to come and go with the current trends. 2016 has been a bright year so here are the combos that will be the star of any room!

Shades of Gray

beautifully decorated living space with gray walls and a gray couch and other accents

Gray is the new beige. Gray can be used in anything from your wall color to your kitchen cabinets, floors, to backsplash! This neutral tone can be combined with just about any other color and still be appealing. If you are in the living room try using curtains or pillows to bring in accent colors. Yellow and gray have been a popular theme for 2016. Blues, pinks/corals, and greens will add a nice contrast as well.

gray kitchen cabinets with subway tile backsplash and a gray appliances

If you are looking to add some color in the kitchen with those gray cabinets try adding a backsplash that will spice things up. Keep things classy with white subway tiles, go vintage with the black and white scheme, get funky with a chevron pattern, or color the room with blue/green glass tiles across the back.

Add Stripes

a striped accent wall in a child's room with a giant teddy bear on the bed

Stripes can add excitement or serenity to a room. Depending upon the color palette you choose and whether or not you decide to do an accent wall or the entire room may depend on how bold of a statement you make. If you just want to add a pattern and draw the eye in one direction then choose an accent wall. This is much less overpowering; try using a silver or light gold for an elegant feel for your color combos. To make it even more refined use thick stripes in the middle and a thinner edge at the top and bottom of the wall. If you are heading in an exciting direction and want a bold feel, add stripes all around! This may be a fun technique for a child’s room or even an office space.

Bold Primaries


While considering color combos, think about primary colors. Primary colors can be great to use, when used wisely, and paired with other colors and tones which compliment them. White often tones down the boldness of these colors and allows them to enhance and not overpower a room. Try a white table with colorful chairs to make a statement or paint a room in a toned-down primary and use white furnishings to help draw the eye elsewhere.

A soft colored blue wall with a yellow chair for the perfect color combo with accennt plants

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