How to Choose Paint Color Combinations for Wall Stripes
Even subtle stripe colors can add interest
Question: How do you choose paint color combinations for wall stripes? What colors look good together in a stripe pattern?
Choosing a paint color combination for wall stripes should follow the same guidelines as when creating a room color scheme
. Explore that topic further to learn how to put together 2 or even more colors with success.
But here are some general points to get you started:
- A great and easy way to find a color combination that works is to repeat the colors of a fabric, rug or some other multi-color object you like. Just keep in mind that the impact of the color combination you got from a decorative pillow, for example, will be much stronger when used on the walls.
- Remember that light, tone-on-tone neutrals are pretty much foolproof - they are always easy on the eye and translate well into both sophisticated and relaxed decors.
- Stripes in classic color combinations (cream and gold, french blue and white, taupe and off-white, etc.) are timeless and more versatile than trendy color combos - they make a room very easy to change with just a quick switch of accessories.
- When art, accessories and/or furniture are the focal points in a room, choose soft, subtle colors with minimal contrast (for example, those next to each other on the same paint card) - like they did in the photo example above. You don't want the elements to compete for attention.
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- And finally, don't forget to check that the stripe colors you've selected blend harmoniously with the rest of your house if it's an open floor plan (it's a good idea to use the colors of the stripes for painting the adjoining areas, or at least repeat them via accessories, thus "marrying" the colors in the scheme).