Choosing the colors of the elements that will make up a room is one of the main concerns for those who plan the decoration. From the choice of wall paint, flooring, furniture and decorative accessories, choosing the right colors is key to giving the environment the style and atmosphere you want.
But is there a right way to choose and match colors for the decor of an environment? There is yes and they do not apply only to decoration, but also in other areas such as advertising and fashion. Knowing the basics of color makeup can not only give you the mood you want for your home, but apply them at other times in your life.
And that's what today's post is going to say! Let us present the basic concepts of composition from the chromatic circle and some compositions that are trends in decoration and also the ideals of Feng-Shui, which are used a lot in today's decorations. All of this, of course, with a complete gallery of images to inspire you! Come on!
Color combination table: the chromatic circle
The chromatic circle is a disk divided into 12 colors (the 3 primary colors, 3 secondary colors and 6 tertiary colors), which is a simplified version of the color spectrum perceived by the human eye. This disc is one of the simplest and easiest elements to consult when combining colors. It is from it that we can create color palettes without fear of making mistakes.
The vivid colors of the chromatic circle help us not only choose colors for lively and vibrant environments, but we must remember that colors appear on this disk in a "pure" way, but there are a multitude of tones to be explored. Therefore, a tool that can be used in conjunction with the chromatic circle is the tone scale, which shows the color variation in different tones.
But how to identify the possibilities of combinations that the chromatic circle offers? Take a look at the settings below!
1. Primary Colors
The combination of primary colors works very well, whether in its most vibrant tones, which bring a more cheerful and fun to the environment, or lighter tones in the candy colors, which are more sweet. In this sense, be it the use of three colors or only two, the primary colors create incredible and joyful environments.
2. Secondary colors
Secondary colors are obtained from the mixture of two primary colors. They are those classic blends that children learn in school, where blue and yellow turn green; yellow and red becomes orange; and red and blue turns purple. These three new colors appear to complete the chromatic circle that we present above.
The combination of secondary colors can also be made in several ways, and like the primary colors, they form more joyful and fun mixtures in the environment.
3. Analogous colors
Analogous colors are those that are closest in the circle of colors, we may call them "neighboring colors." For example, green is analogous to yellow and blue, because within the circle of colors it is positioned between these two primary colors. Similarly, orange is analogous to red and yellow, and purple is analogous to red and blue. If we open the circle of colors even more by increasing the number of variations of the same colors, we will also find more similar color bands.
The combination of analog colors is one that draws the attention of the decorations and brings completely different climates depending on the compositions chosen.
4. Opposite-complementary colors
The complementary colors, unlike the analogous colors, are those that are in opposition in the chromatic circle. They consider both primary colors and complementary colors and establish that a primary color is opposite and complementary to the secondary color that is the product of the other two primary colors. For example, red, primary color, is complementary opposite to green, product of blue and yellow; blue is complementary opposite to orange (red + yellow) and yellow is complementary complementary to purple (blue + red). We say that they are opposites because they are just in opposition in the circle, each in one direction and that they are complementary because, together, they form the mixture of the three primary colors.
And the combination of opposing-complementary colors are more famous than we initially thought. The colors of Christmas, for example, red and green, are complementary and have already won our imagination in the end of year decorations.
5. Monochrome colors
Monochrome, or monochrome combination, is one where the variation of tones of the same color are explored. To better understand this variation, we must think of a scale that goes from white to black. From one end to the other we have the shades of gray: closer to the white end we have the lighter ashes and closer to the black end, we have the darkest ashes.
The same principle is used with any color, whether primary, secondary or tertiary. The scale starts in white and graduates the color to the darker shade that reaches black. The composition with monochromatic colors is quite interesting because it usually ends up working a lot with the light and dark contrast in the same color. They are being used more and more in the decoration today.
66 color combination ideas in a variety of environments
Now, take a look at our selection of images with different types of color combinations in perfect designs!
Combination of analog colors
Picture 1 - Blue and purple cushions complete the decoration of this pink millennial sofa in a perfect composition of analog colors.
Picture 2 - Combination of lime green and blue indigo as a highlight of this modern kitchen.
Picture 3 - The primary colors, blue and red can also be considered analogous and combine very well in this bathroom.
Picture 4 - The navy blue combined with the pastel yellowish tone is perfect in the choice of colors of this planned kitchen cabinet.
Picture 5 - You can also make a composition combining several analog colors, as in this abstract frame with blue, purple, red, pink and orange
Picture 6 - Combine also the tones of colors that are not pure, like the turquoise blue and the green lime of this closet.
Picture 7 - Shades of orange and pink make this contemporary room beautiful and cheerful.
Picture 8 - Another combination of blue and green gaining attention on the sofa in this living room.
Picture 9 - Salmon and yellow forming a sure combination for the decorative accessories of this room
Image 10 - A pop kitchen with green, yellow and blue elements.
Combination of complementary colors
Picture 11 - Pink and green in a super fun color combination that brighten any mood.
Picture 12 - Combination of colors for wall: in this one, the yellow and the purple in its lighter versions draw the attention
Picture 13 - Another idea in pink and green to explore even more this combination in different environments!
Image 14 - Color combination that permeates different environments
Image 15 - Explore different tones in complementary color combinations!
Screenshot 16 - Another simple combination that brings incredible results is blue and orange
Picture 17 - It also gains prominence in this kitchen where they are exactly in opposite directions
Combination of colors through contrasts (hot and cold, strong and soft, light and dark)
Picture 18 - A combination of contrasts that is catching the attention of everyone in the decoration is yellow and gray
Picture 19 - To bring more warmth to your environment, you can enter details in warmer tones, such as pink and yellow here
Image 20 - The opposition between hot and cold always works
Picture 21 - In addition to yellow, blue and pink gain prominence in the gray environment through contrast
Image 22 - Vibrant colors gain even more attention on white background
Picture 23 - Hot and hot red in contrast to the cold gray in this modern kitchen
Picture 24 - Another example of how the vibrant colors give more life and draw attention on the white background
Image 25 - The classic position between pink and blue in this colorful kitchen
Combining Colors Through Feng Shui
Picture 26 - Combination of colors for feng-shui room: strength and energy stimulate this room with the living red of the sofa.
Image 27 - Green and brown as a reference to nature in this dining room decor
Image 28 - Color combination for room: green calls the freshness of nature in feng-shui
Picture 29 - For this ancient technique, yellow symbolizes not only wealth but wisdom and communication, perfect to be applied to the living room.
Image 30 - Another combination of colors and natural materials that bring nature
Picture 31 - The blue, in the wisdom of Feng-shui, brings the depth of waters and intuition, an optimal color to be used in the rooms
Picture 32 - Color combination for walls: color gradation is a trend in decoration and can also bring a different look in feng-shui
Picture 33 - The light blue of this room brings more tranquility to the environment, a great place to relax after a stressful day or read a book
Neutral color combination
Image 34 - Graduation of gray and white as neutral composition in this office.
Image 35 - The beige and light wood tones are also great for a more neutral and peaceful environment
Image 36 - Neutral environment and trend in decoration in B & W.
Picture 37 - In a neutral environment, gray in its various shades is always a good choice
Picture 38 - The combination of black and brown is also considered neutral (and also an opposition of hot and cold)
Picture 39 - And for neutral environments, the white and beige brings the calm and the tranquility to the decoration
Image 40 - Another idea of neutral environment in B & W
Image 41 - The composition of gray and beige (or off-white tones), works very well to give the climate of neutrality to the environment
Picture 42 - An idea of environment conjugated kitchen and living room in neutral tones
Combination of colors through points of light (placing a highlighted color)
Picture 43 - Pink rose highlights in this room in black and brown
Picture 44 - In a neutral bathroom environment, the wall of plants draws attention by the shades of green
Image 45 - The orange steals all the attention in contrast to the beige and gray of the environment
Picture 46 - A tone of blue indigo to bring more power to the kitchen decoration
Picture 47 - And it does not have to be a vibrant tone to draw attention in the room, this military green also gains prominence in the gray environment
Image 48 - In this neutral environment, green also gains prominence, but is distributed by the environment
Picture 49 - A blue corner to relax in the bright room.
Image 50 - Yellow is a color that gets even more prominent with different illumination
Image 51 - Kitchen as a turquoise blue wall in this space in conjunction with the living room
Combination of soft colors (candy colors)
Picture 52 - The lighter shades help bring a calmer air to the room ambiance.
Picture 53 - You can also use light pink as an optimal combination for pastel or neutral tones
Picture 54 - In the kitchen, the candy colors give a softer and retro tone to the environment
Picture 55 - The light blue to the bedroom brings all the relaxation needed for a perfect night's sleep
Picture 56 - Whether for children, young or old, candy color combinations are perfect for the rooms.
Picture 57 - In this Montessori-style children's room, candy colors also work to draw children to explore
Image 58 - The candy colors have gained so much prominence that they can even be found in cooking utensils!
Image 59 - Wall in candy colors to bring a more cute and charming tone to the girl's room
Color combination through monochrome (tone on tone)
Image 60 - Monochrome combination on a single wall
Image 61 - Also use the monochromatic scale scattered around the environment, making a decorative unit
Screenshot 62 - A super creative monochrome design in planned
Image 63 - For the trend of B & W environments, also use grayscale!
Screenshot 64 - Monochrome can be only a detail of your environment, not the entire project.
Image 65 - Using different tones of the same color by points scattered around the environment also brings the idea of unity
Image 66 - And to give prominence to monochrome, approach the objects where these tones meet