The crux of coordinating colors lies in understanding color psychology and the 'relationships' between different colors. Some are naturally dominant, while others are subdued, allowing the dominant ones to lead. But what if you place two dominant colors together?
Each will try to create its impact in an attempt to suppress the other. The overall effect won't be much pleasing to look at. Whereas, two subdued colors will fail to create an impact itself, no matter good or bad. Thus, right from your walls to your clothes, you need to coordinate among different colors.
Warm colors render a constricted yet cozy look to a room. However, do not use all of them together, as it can become quite an eyesore to the onlookers. Similarly, do not bring in all the pastel colors together, as it can create a gloomy ambiance. While coordinating wall colors, combine red or orange with butterscotch yellow or lime green.
- Tomato red: Baby blue, mint green, creamy white, and gray
- Cherry red: Blues, gray, pale orange, and pale yellow
- Baby pink: Browns, tan, mint green, olive green, gray, turquoise
- Dark pink (fuschia): Gray, tan, yellows, lime green, mint green, and browns
- Light brown: Pale yellow, creamy white, blues, greens, purples, and reds
- Dark brown: Lemon yellow, baby blue, mint green, baby purple, and lime green
- Tan: Baby pink, dark brown, blues, greens, and purples
- Pale orange: Gray, browns, and forest green
- Dark orange: Pale yellow, forest green, browns, and cherry red
- Pale yellow: Fuschia, gray, browns, tan, reds, blues, and purples
- Lemon yellow: Cherry red, browns, blues, and gray
- Golden yellow: Gray, browns, blues, reds, and black
- Lime green: tan, browns, pinks, dark orange, navy blue, and gray
- Mint green: Brown, gray, navy blue, reds, gray, and tan
- Olive green: Tan, browns, grays, creamy white, and black
- Forest green: Oranges, light brown, and tan
- Turquoise: Fuschia, cherry red, tan, browns, creamy white, and dark purple
- Baby blue: Reds, gray, browns, and dark orange
- Electric blue: Golden yellow, tan, light brown, gray, and silver
- Navy blue: Baby purple, tan, brown, gray, yellows, oranges, greens, and reds
- Baby purple: Dark orange, dark purple, and olive green
- Dark purple: Tan, pale yellow, gray, turquoise, mint green, and pale orange
You also need to coordinate colors according to different occasions, and the mood of the function should be taken into consideration. For example, coordinating colors for weddings should be done according to the decided theme. Also, take into account the spirit of season while coordinating them.