The color palette in the Room of the Week is my absolute favorite color combination…blue and orange (I came home from a little shopping trip this past weekend and realized I had only bought blue and orange clothing!). Something about the dark blue with the bright orange has always struck me as bold and fun, but still sophisticated…the perfect combination for a family-friendly room.
Blue and orange are complimentary colors…which means they are directly across from each other on the color wheel. Every color has a compliment – red & green, yellow & purple. Both colors in a complimentary color palette are fairly bold, so it helps to bring in a softer shade or a neutral color to tone things down. The gray walls and the subtle pink accents in the Room of the Week soften the dark blue and the bright orange.
Here are a few other blue/orange rooms that are good examples of introducing a third color in to the mix to soften the palette.
Do you share my love of a blue and orange color palette?
What is your favorite color palette?