Choose a focus colour. Now you have an idea of your theme, objective and colour symbolism for your space, it is time to pick a focus colour that you want to base the space around. This perhaps might be a striking red for an orient inspired feature wall. Once you have a focus colour you can decide on a secondary colour to blend, but how do we match colours in a way that creates the desired mood whilst being appealing to the eye?
Good matching colours can be found on either side of your focus colour on the colour wheel, these colours are called “analogous” tints***. These tints often combine well with neutral colours such as white, black, brown, cream and grey.
For example, your focus colour is orange; therefore you secondary colours might be sienna, combined with a neutral white. Another variation would be focus colour red, with secondary colours being the two neutral colours of white and black.