Every spring and autumn you’ll notice the headlines of the housekeeping magazines featuring the trendy new color scheme of the season. That’s all fine and well if you enjoy redecorating and painting your house twice a year. It may also work if you revel in a radical color scheme that you rarely find anywhere else. But for most of us, house painting and furniture purchasing is not a biannual event nor do we like to wake up to fluorescent pink and green walls everyday. Thankfully there are a handful of color schemes that will always be in style.
Black And White
Black and white is a definite classic with a high contrast that delivers a sophisticated look. Adding stainless steel appliances evokes a cool modernism, while adding wood finishes or floors will warm things up. Anything matches with black and white, so accent with your own personality.
Blue And White
With blue being a timeless neutral color, blue and white remains a consistent designer color scheme. Add into the mix the wide variety of blues available and you’ll have a room that remains inviting year after year. Vary the textures and shades of blue with different pieces to create flow and drama.
Orange And Blue
Sitting directly across from each other on the color scale, orange and blue are complementary opposites that work well together. Used in moderation as accents and delineated with strong white walls and furnishings, these two bold colors can be used for dramatic effect.
Still beautiful year-round, a rustic color palette featuring shades of brown and orange like rust, pumpkin go well with the textures of exposed wood, bricks and slate. These bold colors can be balanced with white or off-white accents.
Another seasonal color scheme that works year-round is a springtime motif. Yellow can be harder to decorate than many colors, but when tempered with grey or off-white furnishings and floors, the result is refreshing and sunny. Darker greens are more effective when used on the lower half of a wall and complemented with a lighter hue higher up.
The takeaway? Classic color schemes will always be in style. You don’t need to be constantly catching up with the seasonal trends. Make it easy on yourself and choose a color combination that suits your personality and stands the test of time.