Dynamic Duo: Turquoise & Tangerine!

Separately, they are vibrant, cheerful and fun accents for any space, but together Turquoise and Tangerine are a power couple!

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As a design blogger, I’m constantly looking at beautiful interiors of all sorts and was struck by how popular the combination of these colors have become.  If you look at a color wheel, they are innately complementary because they are directly opposite each other. You can see this relationship in the wheel below; blue hues are the primary color while complementary orange hues are on the opposite side making them compatible!

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When complementary colors are put together, they create visual harmony giving the viewer an inner sense of order and balance…like all is right with the world…well, maybe not that much, but you know what I mean!

Here are some examples of amazing spaces I found featuring this dynamic duo. Hopefully they inspire you to integrate them into your interiors. Not only that, these colors are great selections to use for the upcoming Autumn season!

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Fifty-ONE Shades of Gray

Who says you need bright colors to create a warm and inviting space? Often times, the color gray is equated to a contemporary or cold feel…however, I disagree. Softer shades of gray can provide a beautiful, calming environment for any style while deep, bold shades of gray can create a dramatic effect and sophistication. However you’re using it, this neutral palette is a timeless classic!

Here are some examples of non-contemporary rooms using different shades of gray. Hopefully they will inspire you to use them in your own home!

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Here are some great gray accent pieces to incorporate into your room.

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If you absolutely NEED to have color, another advantage to utilizing an all gray palette is that you can incorporate just about any accent color. Adding pops of color with throw pillows, accessories or flowers provides a quick update to your room.

The one floral pillow on the bed adds just the right amount of accent to the otherwise monochromatic palette.

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Recommended Accent Colors

Yellow

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Mineral Blue

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Coral

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