The Ultimate Guide to Colour Combination While Picking Out Home Decor

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A common misconception is that the colours you use in your home have to fit a single colour scheme. But the truth is, colour is all about an expression of what makes you happy. When you combine colours in the right way, you have the power to create a living space that invites joy and happiness into your life. Even the smallest splash of colour can make the biggest difference in a room. A piece of home decor that carries colour adds style and vibrancy and can be that little bit of quirkiness every household needs.

With our guide to colour combination, we’ll take you through what to look out for when picking out home decor and accessories – and how to combine colours to really elevate your living space. We at Bayt Kalthoum Home want to show you that colour combination doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process of decision-making – rather a fun and creative project to get excited about.

There are some rules we have to follow when selecting colours. Of course, colours on their own can look great, but when combining them, we need to be careful that they don’t clash because they don’t quite coordinate. Once you get the hang of these concepts and rules, you’ll be able to combine colours like a professional interior designer.

Colour Combination: Where Do We Begin?

When you play with complementary and contrasting colour concepts, you’ll find that you can combine colours in a way that influences the mood of the room. The first, and most important, step is to figure out how you want to feel when you walk into a space. What do you aim to communicate to your house guests and family members? Is there a particular colour scheme that you’re especially attracted to? Before you start, take some time to establish your preferences and work colour into your decor with these in mind.

Start by browsing pieces of home decor – seeing which ones you are drawn to. Ask yourself what it is about that particular piece you seem to like? If you find that you’re going for similar colours, you’re probably on track to a colour scheme that works for you. When thinking about colours that work well together, there are some concepts to keep in mind and tools you can use – which we’ll go on to tell you about.

Why is Colour Important for Home Decor?

When people come into your home, the colour schemes and accents are what evoke emotion. Colour in your home will determine social aspects like mood and atmosphere. Certain colours encourage conversation – while others can make people feel relaxed and at ease.
Colour also trains the eyes and guides us on where in the room to look. This is when colour accenting is so important, as anyone who is in the room feels orientated in a certain way – depending on the colours you’ve used and how you use them.

The Colour Wheel

The colour wheel is a great universal tool used by interior designers everywhere. It tells us a lot about how colours interact with one another, what colour groups they belong in – and which other colours complement them. Understanding these colour relationships will help massively when it comes to picking out home decor, as it’ll guide you on what colours to go for within your desired colour scheme.
You can look up free colour wheels online or purchase one of your own.

Colour Theory: Achieving Colour Harmony

Colour harmony is the principle that interior designers use to avoid colour schemes looking boring or, the opposite – overly chaotic. One of the ways you can elevate a colour scheme is by using textures and patterns with colours that complement the overall scheme of the room. Let’s say you’re working on a colour combination with blue as the room’s predominant colour. Choosing home decor pieces with patterns of orange and white – or other shades of blue will create visual interest in a desired area of the space. For example, an orange cushion with a fun pattern placed on a white or blue sofa would truly complement a room with a blue wall.


Contrasting colours are a great way to add strong accents and bold statements to home decor. When thinking about how to implement colour contrasts into your space effectively, you need to take a look at the complementary colours on the colour wheel. These colours sit directly opposite each other and look glorious when they’re combined into the same space. The main complementary colour pairs are blue and orange, red and green, and purple and yellow.
If you’re looking for bright and bold colours in your space, contrasting your colours is a stunning way to achieve this.

Is There Such a Thing As ‘Too Much Colour’?

If your colour design achieves consistent colour harmony throughout the space, accents of colour in a room will never be badly received. However, if a room becomes chaotic with colours that don’t combine well, the feeling can be overwhelming and make the room undesirable to be in. The classic saying “the more the merrier” doesn’t necessarily apply to room colour design. Depending on your chosen colours, layout and accent placement, fewer individual colours can sometimes be better to reach your desired effect.

Colour combination ideas

Now you’ve got the knowledge you need to come up with a sublime colour scheme for your home’s colour design, it’s time to start choosing the home decor pieces and accessories that you want in your space. This is the really fun part – and you’ll be able to find some breathtaking items at the Bayt Kalthoum Home online store.

Colour Combination With Blue

Blue adds a serene feeling to a room and is perfect for spaces such as a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen. If you’re thinking about using blue as a base colour and looking for colours to complement it, look for pieces that are orange, lighter or darker shades of blue, green – even textured pieces with white added to them.

For example, if you have blue sheets in the bedroom, combining the decor with orange-coloured cushions is a great way to brighten up the room-colour design. Orange will give you the feeling of sunshine against a backdrop of blue sky – creating a peaceful happy atmosphere. Blue also works well in nautical themes when you use it with neutral colours like beige and white. If you’re using blue in your kitchen, consider accessorising with blue placemats and napkins at the table. This will add depth to any table setting.

Colour Combination With Purple

Purple is a colour that gets people talking! Darker shades of purple create a dramatic, bold atmosphere that naturally draws people into conversations. With its lighter shades, purple conveys a happy and joyful atmosphere into a room – so it’s a great colour choice for anyone wanting to evoke a welcoming feel within a space.

Some colours to consider combining with purple are yellow (purple’s complementary partner), shades of blue, and red. These schemes are intense so you’ll want to consider breaking up solid colours on sofas, walls, or tables with textured pieces. Something like a yellow pillow on a purple sofa will elevate the space to look funky and cool.

Purple is a great colour to have in interior aspects such as curtains, cushions, throws and glassware. It adds a sense of elegance to any setting and is popular with many home-makers.

Colour Combination With Green

Green is a great colour to provide definition to a space. It also combines especially well with red, yellow, blue, and orange – meaning it’s ideal for brighter spaces. You can do a lot with green if you’re planning on working with earthy undertones. Think about the plants you may have in your home – they not only fill a space but convey a more natural, airy look.

If you have relatively neutral furniture, green is a fabulous colour to accessorise with. Place some green scatter cushions on a beige sofa for the perfect pop to a space. Green also works well with floral or forest themes and is a wonderful colour to use in rooms such as bathrooms, bedrooms, lounges and outdoor areas.

What does colour add to your home?

The main purpose of colour is to bring a sense of character, identity and personality to your space – a way to demonstrate your style within your home. When you coordinate colours effectively, any space can be elevated to reflect a mood and atmosphere. Bayt Kalthoum Home’s mission is to bring uniqueness and happiness into your home. With a range of brightly coloured cushions, you can light up any area of your home with a unique, locally produced, sustainable design – that stands the test of time.

Adding colour to your home is an exhilarating process – as is learning how to combine colours in a way that’ll make you feel content and fulfilled. There are loads of ways that you can accessorise your living space with home decor items.

Between the design of interior decor pieces and their colour you can easily demonstrate what you’re all about in your own home – giving it a vibe that you can’t wait to come home to.