Our experts here at Apollo Blinds have chosen the best window blinds for Pantone’s 2019 hero shade and offer advice on how to select colours to complement Living Coral using colour theory.
Advice from Design Director, Mike Stephen:
I love 2019’s colour of the year – it radiates warmth and vibrancy – and it works well as a window blind fabric, especially when the light shines through. That said, creating a room scheme around Living Coral is more of a challenge than with neutral shades. For me it’s best as an accent on window blinds or key pieces within a room.
There are some brilliant colour matches for Living Coral and there’s a reason why certain colour combinations will work better than others. The secret to getting it right lies in colour theory.
Using Colour Theory to Create the Perfect Scheme
Sometimes we stumble upon colour combinations that just go – two colours that either complement, clash to create impact, or work in perfect harmony with one another.
Trained artists and interior designers learn the many multi-faceted strands of colour theory, so they understand how to place colours together to create mood or impact.
When decorating a room it helps to know the basics as a basis for creating harmonious, tonal or complementary colour schemes within the home.
The Colour Wheel
The colour wheel is a visual representation of how the three primary colours are mixed with one another to create secondary and tertiary colours, along with how white will affect varying tones of the same colour.
Depending on where they appear in the wheel, colours can then be described as Tonal, Complementary or Harmonious.
CORAL AND BLUE – Living Coral’s Complementary Colour
Complementary colours sit opposite one another on the colour wheel and are often seen in nature (meaning they naturally complement one another).
Coral and blue are a vibrant duo. The colours mix beautifully because they are complementary colours that mirror nature – think of the coral reefs set against the deep turquoise of the ocean.
Duette Blinds (prices start at £163), Roller Blinds (prices start at £77), Vertical blinds (prices start at £88), Venetian blinds (prices start at £81), pleated blinds (prices start at £87).
Other Colour Wheel Combinations
Harmonious Colours – These colours sit next to each other on the colour wheel. Choose colours of similar intensity from the colour wheel to balance this look and ensure that one colour does not dominate the room.
Roller blinds by Apollo Blinds, prices start at £77
Tonal Schemes – Using one colour from the wheel in varying tones throughout a room. My tip here would be to introduce pattern into the room on window blinds or soft furnishings to add depth and interest.
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