Rejoice's colour combinations
An energised optimism runs through Rejoice, with intriguing colours, fabrics and textures that prove taking new directions leads to exciting results.
1. Nostalgic comfort
Exploring retro tones, these micro-palettes focus on yellow-based tones offering a comforting aesthetic.
A palette made up of three colours uses the classic 60/30/10 ratio rule for interiors. Mustard yellow is the dominant hue, key for upholstery with a much paler variation on the walls. The rich rusted yellow is key for smaller furniture pieces as well as flooring. Explore tonal effects by using the darker yellow on architrave and doors, lifting the scheme with blue accents such as metal railings and soft furnishings. This palette complements pale woodwork and brings a contemporary feel.
A more complex palette of five colours offers multiple accent colours resulting in a dynamic look. Soft grey is tonal and comforting, using a paler shade on walls and a slightly darker version for flooring. This textural grey is ideal for fabric on individual seating, complementing aqua blue upholstery on larger furniture. Use the trio of yellow-based hues to bring subtle variations to soft furnishings and accessories, featuring the lime green as a trim detail.
2. Playful accents
Taking a risk with clashing colours can be very inviting, especially with an industrial edge of grey to ground the look.
Grey is a firm core colour as it complements both pale and bright tones. An interior with warm grey paintwork, from walls to architrave, has a timeless look and allows for key furniture pieces in bright colours such as bold pink to stand out. Denim blue has a utilitarian feel and works well alongside grey on larger furniture, as well as offering a colourful but calm fabric for window treatments and soft furnishing.
From large to small spaces, a mixture of colours has an upbeat aesthetic and can be an effective way to zone areas within open plan rooms. When featuring a few bright accents keep walls and ceilings calm with a neutral such as tonal grey. Contrast flooring colours, from aqua to denim blue, for subtle transitions in a room; assign pink to accessories in one zone and yellow to another. Dark grey can be used throughout the interior for soft furnishings and window treatments to create a cohesive look.
3. Sweet balance
Pastel tones have many faces and depending on how they are grouped can be the colourful focus or equally can become the calmer aspect of a palette.
A simplistic scheme made of two core colours makes a real statement and inspires a clean and minimal interior style. Feature the powder pink and aqua blue in equal measures, alternating seating on individual furniture. Explore tinted white either picking up on the pink or blue for a soft backdrop on walls but use the stronger colour on architrave and accessories. Play with texture and finish to complete the look, with smooth matt upholstery fabric contrasting gloss finishes on woodwork.
Introducing more blue-based colours retains a balanced look while at the same time offering more variety in a large interior space. Dark blue-grey complements aqua and the lilac sits well next to powder pink, to carefully change colours between furniture. However, for more contrast consider pairing dark grey and pink and put aqua and lilac together; this is an effective way of adding accent trims to upholstery as well as helping accessories and decorative details stand out.