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5 Uncommon and Unexpected Color Pairings

By: The Balance Design Team

Feeling uninspired by the color schemes you’ve seen over and over again? Us too. We stepped out of our comfort zones to create bold, fresh color palettes that challenged us and even changed our minds about a few hot-button colors.

Blush & Persimmon

If you think pink and orange is a juvenile combination, think again! Combining similar hues of blush and persimmon evokes feelings of old world spices and soft floral dyes, with the muted blush acting almost as a neutral. This palette feels like a soft yet energetic beginning of a new day.

Green & Black

We love the combination of deep green and black — it’s modern and current, yet grounded. Picture a gleaming grand piano with an emerald green bench. Choose a slick lacquer black to really set this pairing up for success!

Ochre & Plum

Deep purples and golden yellows create a luxurious but playful color palette, and the contrast of light and dark keeps this pairing rich, but not heavy. Utilize velvets and leathers for an ultra sumptuous experience.

Neon Yellow & Slate Blue

We know neon isn’t for everyone, and in fact there are some strong feelings about it amongst our team! But paired with a grounding, chalky navy blue, it gives the right amount of POP to an otherwise standard neutral. By embracing a difficult color, a beautiful palette was brought to our attention — and honestly, we quite like it!

Sea Green & Coral

This is the more saturated, modern version of the aqua and peach of the 80’s. When paired together with a warmer neutral, like a bronze or caramel, a once dated color scheme is revitalized. Plus, balancing brighter colors with neutral metals and textures is a great way to create harmony.

When you’re feeling burned out or uninspired by your “usuals” and “go-to’s,” try taking a second look at something you thought you didn’t like. Challenge yourself to look at it from a different point of view or in a different context — you might find a new favorite!

Color Obsession: Whites That Aren’t White

By: Danielle Clockel

As much as we love a bold statement color, there’s still something to be said for clean white walls. The lightness creates a calm, open atmosphere and lets art/furnishings/plants/etc. be the focal point of the space. But that doesn’t mean all white tones are the same! Let’s dig into the subtle array…

Photo courtesy of Farrow & Ball.

Pointing (Farrow & Ball). Now this is how you do a warm, golden white without it looking sickly.

Photo courtesy of Tag and Tibby.

Intimate White (Sherwin Williams). The lightest blush, shown here in a nursery, but sophisticated enough for any room that wants a touch of whimsy.

Photo courtesy of Sherwin Williams.

Spinach White (Sherwin Williams). Who knew a touch of pale green could create such a soothing tone? (You do, now.)

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore.

Feathered Violet (Benjamin Moore). White with the faintest breath of purple undertone that pulls out cool tones without looking blue.

Whether you’re into monochromatic neutrals or just want to add your color elsewhere, there’s an almost endless variety of subtly hued white tones available for your walls.