Understanding complementary colour schemes
It’s true what they say: opposites really do attract. Especially when it comes to complementary colour schemes.
The go-to choice for our Lick decorators, a complementary colour scheme uses hues from opposite sides of the colour wheel. Pick your favourite paint colour and then pair it with its opposite. Not only does this allow you to be more varied with your selection, it creates a look that’s naturally appealing to the eye.
Whether you opt for muted tones or full saturation, a complementary colour scheme is such a success thanks to opposites working together in perfect contrasting harmony.
In this blog, we’re going to whirl our way along the colour wheel and explore which colours are complementary and the different ways in which you can use them together.
Your basic complementary colour schemes include:
Complementary colours: pink & green
We love this pairing. Try Pink 01 or Pink 03 with Green 05 or Green 07 for a grown-up feminine look. For more of a deep dive into how green works in interiors, read everything you need to know about green paint colours.