Your open concept kitchen and black cabinets are clearly contemporary, but aside from your fashion forward foundation, you’re not sure how to accent your modern home. Here, we’ll take a look at a few contemporary color schemes that you’ll definitely want to bring home.
- Primary Persuasion
Try taking a lesson from your grammar school art class and pair a primary color (red, blue or yellow) with a secondary color (orange, green or violet). If you love bold colors, this color scheme will definitely make a statement. Complementary color pairings include red and green, yellow and violet, and blue and orange. Balance these bright hues with natural elements and a neutral backdrop, such wood flooring and white cabinets.
- Pretty In Peach
If you’re looking for a color combo perfectly suited for a contemporary beach house, consider peach and turquoise. When living near the water, many homeowners get hypnotized by the deep blues and sunny yellows. While lovely, these nautical inspired color schemes tend to lean more towards traditional than modern. Peach and turquoise heed to the warm and cool tones of the beach, but add a sophisticated twist for a contemporary abode.
- Down To Earth
A rich shade of red-brown reminiscent of brick or terracotta pairs brilliantly with pale blue. A mix of earth and sky, these complementary colors provide an artistic ambiance to modern homes. They also work wonderfully in an open concept kitchen or TV room, as these shades play well with other hues. Create a colorful and contemporary home with this earth-inspired color scheme.
- The Perfect Pear
If eclectic color schemes speak to you, consider matching pear green with magenta. These crisp colors complement each other beautifully without clashing. Despite both being statement shades, they work together to create a unique palette perfect for the contemporary home. Just be sure to balance things out with white cabinets or grey furniture. Whenever using more daring colors, you want to incorporate them sparingly and next to neutrals.
- Fit For A Queen
Royal color combos like eggplant purple and mustard yellow, or cherry red and emerald green, give contemporary homes a hint of history. Anything but antiquated, these color schemes simply tone down an ultra modern design and offer a welcoming touch. When adding these kinds of illustrious shades, be mindful of your metals. While too much silver or gold may not be a problem for the royals, mixing metallic and jewel tones in your home can be a little too lofty for us commoners.
- Keep It Classic
You could show us all of the color schemes in the world and we’d still hold a soft spot for black and white. In a contemporary home, is there anything more chic than a timeless black and white palette? We don’t think so. To enhance the look of white or black cabinets, consider a black marble basket weave backsplash or granite countertops. Despite these somewhat simple color choices, there are so many interesting ways to design your home using black and white.
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