While searching for a new house it’s been fun to think of how we’ll paint the exterior. Austin is full of funky homes with wild colors – like these babes – and it got me thinking about the power of contrasting hues. Specifically, different hues of the same color. Coral next to blush pink, royal blue next to teal, and so on.
Check out the color wheel below for examples:
Previously I’ve stayed away from mixing variations of the same color for fear of clashing – like the old adage “never match reds.” But pairing two hues on opposite sides of the spectrum bring out the best in each other, clashing in the best way.
Here’s an exploration of my favorite virtual combos, TBD on whether they make it to house paint:
Here are splashes of the last combo from above: red-orange and bluish-pink:
My favorite pairs are the reds and yellows, and my least favorite is the green. What’s your fave?