Designer-Approved Color Combos

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On-trend colors in home decor turnover as quickly as the fashion in this season’s designer runway shows. How are we supposed to keep up? Or, stepping back, should we even try? Your interior designer may have intel that you hadn’t considered. So to help with your paint and decor research (and fingers crossed, inspiration!) we culled our favorite designer-approved color combos for you below here. We hope you find them as helpful as we did!

Designer-Approved Color Combos

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According to House Beautiful, if you’re looking for red, consider a red-on-red option for a cozy spot like an office or a library. Designer William Eubanks told them he loves a vibrant chinese high gloss red (painted about six times with a brown-red molding.) It “create(s) a shadow line and add(s) a little contrast. The combination is bold and intense, but oddly enough it’s a very relaxing room. The red just pulls you in,” according to Eubanks.

Designer-Approved Color Combos


Photo credit: Elle Decor

Designer Todd A Romano told Elle Decor that “anyone can pick a color for your walls, what’s harder is choosing hues for trims and ceilings.” Amen to that, Todd. Romano likes Benjamin Moore’s White Dove for window casings and door frames. And if you’re on the hunt for a ceiling paint that will pair well within the white paint family, he points to Benjamin Moore’s Super White.

Designer-Approved Color Combos


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Designer Lori Dennis is all about keeping it simple and taking queues from your natural surroundings, she told HGTV. How fabulous is this neutral, yet design-rich, bedroom she redid for a Palm Springs client? The muted earth tones, cinnamon nightstands and ceiling, muted lilac bedding and green plants, “work well together as a triad color scheme” HGTV says.

Designer-Approved Color Combos


Photo credit: Better Homes & Gardens

Ah, summer. Although we’re in Spring, it’s hard not to long for sunny days, sandy beaches and Lily Pulitzer prints when Atlanta takes to a cold snap. It’s because of this we love Designer Constance Ramos’ Seaside palette, as told to Better Homes & Gardens. Ramos says, “my go-to color right now is blue. It reminds me of the sea and the sky–and endless opportunities.” A sentiment like that is hard to argue with and we think this would make a lovely bedroom.

Have you worked with an interior designer? Did they have paint advice or a go-to palette that totally changed how you were looking at things? Tell us!


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