Blue and orange are having a bit of a moment as a colour combination lately. Blue is wonderfully calming and aids concentration, but can seem a little serious and cold. Orange injects a dose of energy and, as the two colours are complementary, they intensify when put together.
This room design by Suzanne Kasler (photograph by William Waldron) keeps everything fresh and light with the injection of plenty of white. Different patterns play off one another and the orange is kept to the small details. When using a complementary colour scheme, always allow one of the colours to dominate, rather than attempting to keep them balanced.
For a similar colour scheme, check out J. Frank Mirror from Svenskt Tenn; Petworth Chair from Sofas and Stuff; Squiggle Wallpaper by Vivienne Westwood for Cole & Son; Lana Fabric in Orange from Linwood; Sloan Rug from Apple Rugs; Macey Seagrass Basket from Habitat; Palladium Pyramids Prints from Natural Curiosities; and Velvet Cushion from Also Home.
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