One of the most common questions that we get from customers is ‘Which colour will look best?’ and while we understand that choosing colours for an interior can be difficult, we are often unable to make that decision for them when we don’t have a clear idea of their exact colour scheme. This is why we have put together a guide on how to choose harmonious colours for your interior.
First, you must decide what kind of colour scheme you want. Simple, yet effective, theories include tonal, analogous and complementary.
Tonal or monochromatic schemes use only one colour but with various tones. The middle shade can be used as the main colour with a lighter hue as the support and a darker accent tone. A mid grey kitchen with pale marble worktops and our Dark Grey Coolicon Pendant Lights is a great example of how a tonal colour scheme can create depth in a room.
Analogous schemes use colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel. These colours match well as they have the same undertones. A combination of three shades is the best way to use this method; use the middle colour as a transition shade between the main and accent colours. Muted tones such as whites, greys or beiges help to break up the room and keep the colours from overwhelming the space.
Complementary schemes use colours from opposite sides of the colour wheel in combination with neutrals. When using conflicting colours like this, it is important to use one as a main colour and the other as an accent, as too much contrast can be jarring. The warm, orange tones work well with cool blue decor as the contrasting undertones are compatible. For a more sophisticated take on this look, our Copper Coolicon Pendant Lights are a great complement to deep blue tones, as the metallic finish adds a depth to the colour scheme, preventing it from appearing flat.
Our stocked pendants and wall lights are available in a variety of harmonious colours; various shades of grey allow you to incorporate the lighting into your colour scheme as a neutral to break up any vivid hues. Our Turquoise lights are great for analogous schemes as the colour works well as a transition shade from blue to green.
For complimentary colours, we are able to powder coat our shades in any RAL colour of your choosing, just find the opposite colour on the wheel and consult a RAL chart to find the perfect hue. By following one of these colour theories, you will be able to create a cohesive colour scheme, finding the perfect coloured pendant or wall light for your interior.