10 Crazy Color Combos That Actually Work
High Contrast of Yellow and Black
The high contrast of yellow, black, and deep taupe gives the living room of a Los Angeles house "a smoky, glamorous, old-world Hollywood style," says designer Mary McDonald.
Pink and Orange
This pink bedroom incorporates a range of different pinks, with orange accents thrown in. The neutral colored headboard and carpet balance out the juicy color scheme.
Red, Turquoise, Lemon and Pink
The deep reddish orange of the walls and the turquoise table make bold statements in this dining room. A circular pattern in the rug centers the room.
Lime Green, Brown and Blue
Lime green pops against the blue and brown accessories in this sunroom, while white walls help the space from feeling too busy.
Bright Living Room
A kumquat-orange sofa and eggplant-purple armchair are a brilliant duo in this sunny living room.
Deep Blue and Bright Orange
The fabric on the Louis XV-style slipper chair ties in the contrasting dark blue walls and bright orange sofa.
Lovely Dining Room
Designer Carl D'Aquino says, "This rich blue-green becomes even deeper in north light. We did it 18th-century style — painting out all the moldings and baseboards instead of highlighting them. Very romantic in candlelight, offset with that intense vermilion."
Jonathan Adler Dining Room
Designer Jonathan Adler chose mid-century modernism as the style for this dining room. Against the black-and-white patterned floor, the bright yellow chairs and turquoise curtains create a lively feel.
Red and Aqua
In an otherwise neutral living room, an aqua and red ottoman is an eye-catching centerpiece.
Purple with a Pop of Red
This red high chair is the pop of color against the purple-painted walls and velvet-covered banquette in designer David Kaihois's apartment.