AN interior design expert has revealed that seven surprising colour combinations can boost the value of your home by £11,500.
Home trends in 2023 have been bold and vibrant – with everything from Barbiecore to 70s revival and dopamine decor.
Experts have revealed seven colour pairings that look amazing in your home
And when it comes to putting bright colours together, most homeowners are understandably reluctant to incorporate bright trends into their decor.
But a property expert has now revealed that vivid and striking design themes could increase the value of a home by as much as £11,500.
Tabitha Cumming property expert at The Lease Extension Company, said: “Having a nicely decorated home can help a buyer to picture what it would look like when they live in it themselves, and potentially increase the amount that they may be willing to pay.
“Interior design choices can increase or decrease the value of a property, with some paint colours boosting the value by around 4 per cent as some colours are favoured more than others.”
In a bid to help homeowners bring their property to the next level, experts at paint brand Tikkurila have pulled together a list of the best clashing colour combos.
Their research also has key advice on how to successfully add it to your home without going over the top.
Jamie Hancox, managing director & paint expert at Tikkurila, made the list to inspire decorators for their next interior design project.
1. Orange and pink
These two bright colours can give your room an energising and vibrant feel, according to experts.
Jamia said: “These two playful colours sit so closely on the colour wheel that they aren’t typically thought of as an obvious match. Yet when combined, they exude vibrancy and energy.
“Work a vivid and earthy hot orange as the focal point in your design and complement it with varying shades of deep pink to infuse the space with a dynamic and colourful ambiance.
“Or go for a full-blown colour crush, pairing the vibrancy of magenta with the zesty charm of clementine.
“To maintain some balance, you can introduce cooler tones like a delicate baby pink into the scheme.”
2. Blue and green
Despite most people believing that these two colours are too close together to pair well, experts have said they give a room a sense of unity.
Experts advised: “‘Blue and green should never be seen’, as the age-old saying goes but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
“As with pink and orange, green and blue are close companions on the colour wheel. Their closeness creates a sense of unity, tying the room together.
“Of these tones, the clash of emerald green and teal blue is one of the most luxurious.
“The key to successfully combining these jewel tones lies in layering multiple shades to create a cohesive and refined look, delivering a rich and intense visual impact.”
3. Clashing metals
It might seem bizarre to blend silvers with golds and coppers in one room – but the experts claim that when it comes to contemporary interior design it’s a great way to go.
They explained that the way to do it is to combine warm and cool-coloured metals, opt for one dominant colour and one accent colour.
Warm metals include gold, brass and copper, while cool metals include aluminium, stainless steel and other silver variations.
Jamie added: “Cast iron and black metals fall into the neutral metals category and beautifully complement both warm and cool tones to add balance, offering an easy way in for those starting out with this trend.”
4. Lime and purple
Bright greens are coming back into fashion – and experts say purple is the best colour to pair it with.
Experts explained: “Zesty lime hues are swiftly gaining popularity, particularly in the premium and youth fashion sectors, renowned for their gender-inclusive and dopamine-bright appeal.
“But how can this bold pair find harmony within interior spaces?
“The answer lies in introducing another player: purple.
“Specifically, a soft, floral lilac-blue tone.
“These shades infuse a breath of fresh air, counterbalancing the liveliness of lime with a touch of sophistication.”
5. Yellow and white
Homeowners might be put off making the colour yellow a main aspect of their decorating because it’s so bright.
But Tikkurila experts say if you do want to go with it, then matching it with whites is the way to do it.
They said: “Traditionally yellow would be used sparingly as an accent colour, because of its vibrancy it can be quite full on.
“It’s safer to predominantly use pops of white with yellow accents.
“That said, if you are looking to go bold and make a statement even on a rainy day – then matching a colour as loud as yellow with white – which you may think doesn’t clash with anything, will actually create a striking contrast.”
6. Burgundy and blue
Another colour that experts say goes well with blue is burgundy.
This is because it creates a sense of warmth and luxury that can draw people into a room.
Experts added: “These two colours are adjacent in the light spectrum and the combination of the two creates a visually stimulating space.
“The deep, rich tones of burgundy evoke a sense of warmth and luxury, while the calming and versatile nature of blue adds balance and depth to any space.
“For a more daring approach, consider using burgundy as a primary colour and accentuate it with touches of lighter blues, such as teal or turquoise.”
7. Coral and aqua
Another vibrant duo that works well for interior design is coral and aqua.
But instead of feeling energising, this pair has a more claiming effect as brings freshness and vitality.
Experts said: “Coral and aqua make for a vibrant and refreshing colour combination in your home decor that is remnant of the sea.
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“This combination works particularly well in spaces that receive plenty of natural light, as it enhances the overall sense of freshness and vitality.
“The contrast between the two colours can create a soothing environment perfect for a bedroom, helping you unwind after a long day and inspiring a peaceful night’s sleep.”
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