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Publication Date: 2016-10-27


8 Rooms with Bold Color Pairings

Successfully matching colors requires a skillful eye, especially when it comes to home design where the influence (or absence) of natural light must be considered as well as the variety of texture and materials used in an interior. While some color combinations are tried and true, there are many that only become possible once they are in the hands of a design expert. Below are 8 unique color pairings created by top designers to inspire your designs.


1. Citrus Yellow & Deep Teal Blue. In the open living area of this modern home in Brentwood, California, designer Jamie Bush paired a rich jewel-toned teal blue fabric with vivid citrus accents for a bold look that is perfectly balanced by the otherwise neutral rug and furnishings.

2. Sage & Hot Pink. Designer Lee Ann Thornton creates an age appropriate bedroom for a teen girl with a sophisticated sage colored wall covering and feminine accents.

3. Cool Gray & Candy Red. Elena Frampton of Frampton Co gives this gray-toned Manhattan den the perfect finishing touch with an unexpectedly bright and bold painting that injects energy without disrupting the quiet calm of the room.

4. Lime Green & Dusty Turquoise. In this eclectic Oregon sunroom, designer Jason Ball matched the space's abundant natural sunlight with a lime green color on the walls while the muted turquoise shade on the chairs creates a smooth transition to the other elements in the room.

5. Strawberry, Coral & Rose. While pink is the dominant color in this living room designed by Amanda Nisbet, the space is kept from feeling overly sweet by using it in a variety of tones and as an accent shade to the light neutral color of the seating and rug.

6. Eggplant, Moss & Deep Cerulean. Muted jewel-toned colors create a moody yet sophisticated look in this Wellesley, Massachusetts, living room designed by Rachel Reider.

7. Gold & Chocolate Brown. Gold accents and dark neutrals add richness and depth to the white walls and furnishings in this traditional living room designed by Kelley Design.

8. Jade Green & Cobalt. The deeply hued colors of the New York City duplex penthouse apartment designed by Scott Sanders are balanced by the sunlight that streams in from the large floor-to-ceiling window and light gray carpeting.


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