You mastered blue-and-white long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings.
How many of these are you brave enough to try?
1. Ruby Red & Turquoise. Nick Olsen designed a Moorish arched headboard in shiny red
leather with lavender piping to contrast with the bedroom’s matte walls in Fine
Paints of Europe Eurolux Interior Matte in Navy Blue. A Directoire-style desk
doubles as a night table. Vintage chair covered in suede from Global Leathers.
Bed linens, Frette.
2. Orange & Pink. “It would have been a sad little attic-like space if we
didn’t make an effort to turn it into a super-groovy teenage girl’s room,”
designer Katie Maine says of the space in a Newport Beach, California, house.
She and designer Jason Maine swathed the room in Brunschwig’s Bombay wallpaper,
custom-printed on Mylar. Bed and canopy by Maine Design. Vintage suzani
bedcovering from Yurdan. Morovian start light, Visual Comfort.
3. Teal & Copper. In a kitchen designed by Philip Gorrivan, iridescent mosaic
tiles and a ceiling lacquered in Benjamin Moore’s Oceanic Teal pick up a color
from the wallpaper in the hallway. Thonet barstools by York Street Studio.
Roman shades in Homer wool in Verdigris by Gorrivan by Highland Court.
4. Bright Red & Bright Yellow. “The dining chairs and kitchen stools are a typical bamboo
Chippendale style, but in high-gloss lacquer they’re surprising,” designer Jesse Carrier says. “It’s like they’re candy-coated.” The yellow glass for the
walls was inspired by the backsplash tile by Popham Design. The kitchen
cabinets are original, but the countertops were updated with Caesarstone
quartz. The warm patina of Circa Lighting’s Goodman Hanging Lamps in antique
brass adds contrast to all the bright colors.
5. Pink & Kelly Green. Designers Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe brought a punch of color
to the kitchen by painting the island a rich green—Benjamin Moore’s Jade Green.