Complementary colors add energy to a room and, at the same time, make us feel comfortable and complete.
We’ve always heard that opposites attract, and nothing could be more true about interior decorating colors. Using opposite colors (also known as complementary colors) adds energy to a room, yet at the same time, makes us feel comfortable and calm.
Complementary colors are the hues that are opposite on a color wheel:
- Red and green
- Orange and blue
- Purple and yellow
For some reason, colors that are opposite on the color wheel look fabulous when they’re used together. We even see these complementary color duos in nature: golden sand next to the blue sky and sea, vibrant red roses with their bright green leaves, and petite pansies with their violet and yellow petals.Read more