IntérieursContemporary Bedroom, Paris
Maurice Padovani, ©Alexis Toureau
What Houzz contributors are saying:
The complementary scheme of blue and orange usually has a more contemporary vibe, especially if the orange is vibrant, as it is in this bedroom.
Blue and OrangeStrike a balance. Steely blue and punchy orange are the most dynamic and, some might say, contemporary of the complementary color couples. When used in equal parts, as seen in this bedroom, the effect of the two together can be relatively soothing, since neither color dominates. A safer method of successfully combining complementary colors is to use subdued variations of the pure hues. For instance, if there appears to be a bit of a clash when attempting this at home, choose a primary that’s lighter (pale blue), darker (Prussian blue) or duskier (denim blue). They’re all still blue, but each is a derivation of the primary color, achieved by adding a neutral — i.e., white, black or gray — to a paint, dye or stain. Adding white creates a tint (such as pale blue), adding black creates a shade (such as Prussian blue) and adding gray will produce a tone (such as denim blue).
What Houzzers are commenting on:
Complementary It is complementary because it is using orange and blue that is on the different ends of the color wheel. Not different ends ? it is a wheel ! These colors are opposite each other. The colors making it is blue and orange. This room mood is happy and sad because there is a lot of light and the orange is a warm color and those make you feel upbeat but also the blue makes you feel sad on a rainy day because the light is not shining.