4 COMBINATIONS THAT WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE
Blue and White. Any color combination you find together in nature will be a classic one that’s aesthetically pleasing. “Blue and white is part of all human experience—blue sky, blue ocean, white clouds, blue jeans, white shirts—it’s a default setting,” Yeoward writes. “Blue and white together are a natural marriage.”
Red and Orange. This combination of warm colors is bright and inviting. “Red is a passionate color,” Yeoward writes. “Orange is red’s near neighbor—it’s the color of sunshine: hot, organic and warm.” Where blue and white are cool and calming, red and orange are all about fire and zest. “Reds and oranges are mostly a feast of clashing gorgeousness, nature at its sizzling best,” he writes.
Ochre and Green. This combination is more earthy, and comes straight from nature. “Ochre is the color of iron oxide in the earth, and its natural pigment has been used as a form of decoration from time immemorial,” Yeoward writes. “For the modern decorator, yellow ochre speaks of warmth, comfort, sunshine and an organic connection to nature. It strikes up a natural friendship with whites, creams and browns, and of course, green.”
Pink and Gray. This is a softer color combination that is still classic and timeless. “Pink paired with gray makes a comforting palette,” Yeoward writes. “Two magical pigments, both of which display elements of softness and strength, a wonderful opportunity for the designer to create something far greater than the sum of the parts.”