“We are looking to update our space. It’s very neutral and we want to add some colour. We have a medium sized budget and are willing to spend on some quality pieces but we want to make sure we have colours that aren’t too trendy. What would you suggest?”
When it comes to updating your space, accessories is an easy and affordable solution. A new pop of colour can really transform the look and feel of a space. When it comes to updating your space – don’t worry too much about trends, if you love something (a colour, texture, print etc…) than bring it into the room. The great thing about having a neutral palette to start with is that it will work with anything! Colour can really set the tone and the mood of a space – so take a look at colour and think about how it makes you feel as it will bring that feeling into that room.
We definitely have some classic colour combinations that will never go out of style.
Take a look at these combinations and see how they make you feel.
1. BLACK AND WHITE –
Of course this is top on our list, it is a classic like no other! black and white can be too much contrast for some but you can add to it to soften up the look – in this image we love the addition of the natural elements and textures. But this combo is so incredibly versatile, it really depends on the pieces you choose. This can be super glam, it can be country and everything in between! This is really about the pieces you choose.
Photo from Homedit.com
2. TURQUOISE, COBALT AND SKY BLUE –
These colours work with all neutrals and any style. Just because we are working with blues doesn’t mean you have to have a coastal look. We love these fresh blues paired with a glass table with clean modern lines. We also love mixing the various tones of one colour.
Photo from 57sparklegirl.tumblr.com
3. BEIGE, BLUE, GREEN AND GREY –
Mixing soft neutrals and then adding some pop of colour is a great way to liven up a room! Forget the old rule of not “mixing green and blue unless it’s in the washing machine” – these hues look great together! We also love to see these colours in prints – it really gives the room a designer feel.
Photo from Eye for Design
4. CHARCOAL, CREAM AND BEIGE –
You cannot go wrong with neutrals! Some think that beige and grey cannot be mixed together but they absolutely can! This room is full of neutrals but mainly a deep charcoal, white and beige. To keep it from being boring this room has some great texture (see the decorative twigs, the sisal area rug, marble fireplace surround, mirrors and the matching rattan ottomans). The pattern pillows also add some great visual interest to keep the space from looking boring.
Photo from renoguide.com.au
5. WHITE, BROWN AND GREEN –
Green is a very fresh colour and adds instant life to any room. Paired with white and brown it adds a nice pop to a simple palette. We love how it is versatile with styles. In this image we see a modern eclectic spin but this would work so well with a country decor style.
Photo from Remodelista
6. GREY, BLUE AND WHITE –
Colour is great in the kitchen too! Such a fresh and clean combination! Look at this fabulous kitchen with the grey/blue island and soft white/grey cabinets, white stools, white walls and those blue and white pattern stools make this whole kitchen space and eating area look welcoming and chic. This is a great colour palette for any room and we love how the wood adds warmth and character, too!
Photo from Citrine Living by Tamara Anka
7. WHITE, ORANGE AND NAVY –
This is a fresh combination and it really works with any style. If you like a nautical vibe try adding some natural elements like sea grass or sisal on the floor, some wicker pieces too. We also love this colour combo in a boys’ bedroom. But this also works with a classic contemporary look like this image. This is a very clean look.
Photo from Pottery Barn
8. WARM GREY, WARM WHITE AND BURNT ORANGE –
We love this gender neutral palette and it is perfect for every room including nurseries! We have been seeing a lot of orange in home decor but we love it in nurseries. We are seeing more and more gender neutral rooms for babies, so that mom, dad and baby (and future babies) all feel great in the space. The burnt orange is a bit softer than a true and pure orange. The warm white and warm grey are still very popular neutrals as well.
Photo from Apartment therapy
9. SILVER AND AQUA –
You may think that aqua is on the trendy side and yes there have been years where we have seen a lot of this hue but it never seems to disappear completely, which is why we are including it in our classic combinations. Blend this soft aqua tone with silvers and grey, this is so soothing and stylish. This is perfect for a bedroom, we love it in a guest bedroom but it is wonderful in main living spaces too.
Photo from COCOCOZY
10. GRASS GREEN AND YELLOW –
This is a fresh colour combination that also has a lot of warmth. If you are a nature lover, this is a great palette for you as it really combines those lovely spring tones. If you feel this looks a bit country but you like the colours….think about opting for some gold and glass accents like lamps, coffee and end tables. Add some more classic pattern as well. These colours work with any style.
Photo from Brabourne Farm
When it comes to adding colour to your space, you can add a much or as little as you like. We suggest starting off slow – especially if you are trying a new colour and you aren’t a risk taker. Take a look at these classic combinations and pick the one that really ‘speaks’ to you and go for it – it only colour!