Though we’re known for our playful, bold color choices, we also know there’s a lot that goes into the decisions behind designing with color. Our go-to color combinations are gray, black, brown, white, and cream. Whether you’re following trends, seeking design common ground with your partner, or truly unsure of what color pairings are cohesive, we’re here to help make your journey a little easier!
You’ve probably heard many color pairing ‘rules’ when it comes to both fashion and interiors. “Don’t wear a white top with cream denim,” or “black pillows don’t belong on a brown sofa.” Well, we’re here to tell you that these rules, though they work for some people, are guidelines at best.
There are definitely colors that are known to clash due to their placement on the color wheel. However, even pairing these colors can be okay in a case-by-case scenario and aren’t totally dismissed as a rigid rule of thumb.
A lot of people who hopped on the gray train a few years ago now look around their homes and wonder how they can bring a little more zest back into their spaces. Great news—we have the easiest solution for you! Just add a few furnishings and accessories in the tan/brown family and watch the warmth trickle in!
One of our favorite party tricks is using a fabulous patterned wallpaper in a powder bath. They’re small spaces that can showcase a ton of personality and provide the perfect opportunity to go for a color that you love, but wouldn’t necessarily want to put on the dining room wall.
In the age of social media, the pace of change is accelerating and sometimes overwhelming. It’s becoming harder than ever to distinguish something ephemeral from something of lasting value. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that your space is functional and brings you joy. We hope that these tips helped you in your design journey!