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​How to combine wallpaper by color?

Posted by Jere Bradwell on 23rd Apr 2020

There are many ways to create a non-standard interior or to zone a room. The combination of wallpaper is one of the least costly in terms of resources and time. This technique is used by those who want to save money or who want to neutralize the existing layout drawbacks: non-winning ridges or niche, too low ceilings, narrow space. The main thing during the repair is to take into account all the features of the room.

The purpose of the combination should be the desire not only to dispel boredom. It is intended to focus on some point or zone.

Scientists have proven that colors affect not only mood but also health. For a comfortable life, design colors are combined according to certain rules. Not all shades look harmoniously next to each other. Sometimes even unexpected combinations are fascinating, in other cases you want to look away as soon as possible. Combinations for the interior are selected according to the same principle by which the bouquet is assembled.

Tips and rules

When accentuating one of the walls with wallpaper, you must select the "correct" one. Usually this is the wall that attracts the eye when entering a room. It can also be located in the background of one of the functional areas or behind a furniture group: a dining room, a desk, or upholstered furniture, which will only benefit from a suitable background.

Shades of the same color.

The combination of wallpaper of the same color in one room is considered classic. Walls can be patterned, regular, chaotic, or barely pronounced. For a small room, two types of wallpaper with the same pattern, somewhat different in shade is the most acceptable combination. Monochromatic combinations can differ only in saturation. More juicy shades highlight the priority zone. Any room will look organic if there is a combined finish of the same color, but with a different texture. Textured elements look much more spectacular if they are made in the same color. Shiny surfaces look unusual, combined with matte. In addition, small rooms with shiny walls will visually seem more spacious.

Contrasting color

The correct combination of several bright canvases in the interior is a delicate matter. The contrast method is most often used in living rooms or bedrooms. One of the colors should be active, and the other one should be neutral. Modern design ideas are based on stylishness, rejection of the ordinary. Special techniques consist in combining warm and cold colors, the use of catchy colors. Possible options are:
- simple, when harmonious, unidirectional color schemes are combined;
- moderate, when the tones of wallpaper do not combine with each other, but have a common space;
- difficult if the interior is decorated with more than three colors of different saturation.

Neighboring shades of the color wheel

To maintain the integrity of the interior, do not miss the choice of finishing colors, use a special cheat sheet, called the color wheel. You can use it to pick up similar colors, just taking 2-3 or 5 located next to each other. At first glance, similar colors are completely different, but their use in the interior looks harmonious, each shade smoothly flows from one to another. As a rule, this is a combination of two or three adjacent shades from the color wheel.

Combination of individual colors

  • White              Universal color. It is combined with any shades. The most successful
                                combination with black, blue and red.
  • Beige               Chocolate, white, red, blue, emerald, black.
  • Black                Like white, a universal color, successfully combined with many shades.
                                Successful combinations are white, red, lilac, pink, orange.
  • Brown             Ivory, beige, green, pink.
  • Grey                The whole palette is pink, from pastel to fuchsia. Red, blue, plum.
  • Green              Yellow, golden, orange, chocolate, black, gray.
  • Pink                  Gray, chocolate, turquoise, the color of young greenery, olive, pale blue.
  • Blue                  Gray, orange, green, red, white, blue.
  • Light blue      White, pink, gray, yellow, brown, red.
  • Lilac                  White, green, pink, chocolate, gray, black.
  • Red                    White, blue, green, black, yellow.
  • Yellow              Brown, gray, black, blue, turquoise.
  • Violet               White, yellow, orange, lilac, black.

Grace & Gardenia Blooms Wallpaper

G10101 Soft Blue & White           G10106 Green & Blue            G10110 Vivid Blue

Transitional version of classic floral done in a fresh watercolor style.
A combination of blooms to bring romance and style to any décor.

G10111 Periwinkle Blue                G10118 Grass Green Plaster

This bright and cheerful blue and grass greens papers

work well with all of the Bloom wallpapers from Grace & Gardenia

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