Colour Combinations

Colour combinations for the home.

Plain white walls, neutral earth tones and sleek monochromes guarantee safety in every home type. However, when it comes to adding a pop of colour, it can be a little overwhelming. Incorporating the right colour and achieving the correct balance of warm and cool, joyful and moody, bold and soft can be tricky – this is where the services of an interior designer come in handy.

Using several key approaches, your architect or interior designer can help you develop aesthetic harmony within your home. For example, when picking a new colour scheme for your home interior, one of the surprise elements is the discovery of combinations that seem to work. This is because certain interior design rules were quite simply made to be broken.

Our clients in Malta seem to be getting bolder with colour and creativity within the home. One-colour walls don’t seem to cut it these days. New trends are appearing almost instantly, from textured paints to panelled walls and embellished wallpaper. Our clients are constantly looking to implement these recent trends into their new or existing interiors. So, whether you’re after a calm and harmonious interior or a dramatic and contrasting colour pairing, our interior design team is there to help you select your favourite combinations.

Mix pastel colours for a playful and uplifting look.

Clean, fresh pastels like cool blue, baby pink and mint green will create an instant mood-boosting environment. Keep more prominent pieces of furniture neutral where possible and use the more minor details such as bedside tables, stools and soft furnishings to add a pop of colour. These upbeat colour combinations work particularly well in children’s bedrooms.

2. Make a statement with warm earth tones.

Create a warm and inviting room for your home using warm neutrals and earthy tones to set the mood without any additional distractions. Using a complimentary colour from opposite ends of the colour spectrum, such as mustard yellow or brighter teal, is a gentler way of using stronger colours that are easier on the eye and mind.

3. Incorporate berry-based shades for a chic and traditional interior.

Dusky pink is a versatile colour that works well in both masculine and feminine spaces. This colour adds an edgy element when paired with shades of grey or black. Don’t shy away from shades of purple, which work particularly well with traditional interiors; this is the colour most associated with grandeur and royalty. This colour is often responsible for creating impressive designs and effects.

4. Set the tone with calming neutrals.

A neutral palette is perfect for adult bedrooms. Add depth to the room with a statement headboard or rug. We tend to stick to pale greys and warm nudes when creating chic minimalistic schemes. Adding textures with your soft furnishings will elevate your interior concept further and prevent the overall aesthetic from appearing dull or flat.

5. Add darker variants of primary colours for an instant dramatic effect.

Midnight blues, emerald green and burgundy are the perfect choices for dramatic architectural designs. These are bold colours, so it is essential to incorporate them nicely not to complicate the interior scheme. Faded and soft textiles compliment these dramatic and immersive tones and will help to lighten the mood a little.

Colour is one of the most crucial aspects of interior design. Different colours can create moods and feelings, so choosing a suitable colour scheme for each space is essential. As architectural and interior designers, we design spaces according to their use. However, for the professional designer, there is more to colour than just colour.