Homeowners who want to decorate their home with a pop of color used as an accent often stick to some pretty standard color combinations. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with decorating in reds and blues, or whites and blacks, at Half Price Drapes we were particularly interested in some recent color combinations that worked wonderfully together but likely don’t occur to most people planning their décor.
Yellow décor with purple accents
This is an edgier option but if you get the right hues, yellow and purple are actually very complementary and work wonderfully together. The goal is to use colors that are on the opposite of the color wheel. The result will be a high-fashion, dramatic look that will pop. For example, consider bright purple curtains against a soft yellow well. Be sure to use the purple sparingly, and use neutrals from most items in the room, but done right yellow and purple look incredible together.
Orange décor with green accents
We know: This sounds strange, but orange and green are actually an excellent combination. Don’t believe us? You likely understand that blue and orange look great together. Now consider that blue and green are in the same color family. At its core, orange is a combination of yellow and red, both of which look great with green. If you mix orange and green together correctly, they will wow you. We recommend a leafy green that adds coolness but doesn’t overpower the room.
Any color décor with the same color as an accent
If you paint your walls blue you likely think you need a different color to be the accent but the truth is that you can simply use an opposite color of blue – or whatever base color you’d like. Start with a light hue as your wall color. Then add pops of the darkest hue of that color you can find. It works with blue, red, yellow – any color you can think of. Our advice is not to mix a million hues of the same color but to keep it to the two extremes. This helps ensure it looks purposeful and not cluttered.
Remember that curtains are the perfect accent. At Half Price Drapes, we have thousands of color, fabric, and pattern options for you. Find the high quality curtains you want at prices that still leave room in the budget for incredible accessories.