Surprising Color Combos That Work

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Top designers share their favorite shades for creating daring and unexpected living room color palettes that embrace bright colors and unique combinations with HGTV. See some of our favorites below.

Navy, Turquoise and Pink

navy turquoise and pink surprising color combos

Beautiful shades of turquoise and hot pink pop in this cheerful Los Angeles living room created by Design Star winner Emily Henderson. Use big hits of color in a living room’s palette to create a bright, airy and happy space that integrates both feminine and masculine details. Image courtesy Emily Henderson

Black, White and Powder Blue

black white and powder blue surprising color combos

The classic black-and-white color palette is given a refreshing twist when blue is added to the mix. Designer Abbe Fenimore painted the walls a crisp blue to present black-and-white furnishings in a bold new way. Blue accents add hints of the wall color to the living area. Image courtesy Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25

Moody Blues and Browns

moody blues and browns

Mixing navy blue and brown may seem dark for a living room, but the color palette works beautifully in this cozy seating area. Designer Lindsey Coral Harper covered the wall in a lacquered navy blue, and added bits of brown with wooden frames on the side chairs and art. Image courtesy of Lindsey Coral Harper

Navy Blue Meets Black and Beige

navy blue meets black and beige

Black and navy blue may be on the dark end of the color spectrum, but they can work together to create a modern living space. In this living room designed by HGTV Design Star finalist Hilari Younger, beige, brown and white elements lighten the dark color palette. Image courtesy Hilari Younger of Ufunkshen

Mint Green and Pink

mint green and pink

Discover a unique color palette through the accessories in your home. Designer Fawn Galli’s living room, with a pastel palette of pink and green, was inspired by a pair of ikat drapes from Cambodia. Image courtesy Fawn Galli Interiors

Go Bold With Hot Pink

go bold with hot pink

Hot pink may be associated with girly-girl style, but the color can also be used to brighten a neutral space. In this seating area by Abbe Fenimore, a cream sofa becomes the perfect backdrop for various shades of the juicy color. Meanwhile, green textiles on the side chair complement the bright hue. The painting in the seating area, with its brown, green and peachy tones, ties the whole room together. Image courtesy Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25

Blushing Rouge and Cream

blushing rouge and cream

Be playful with color in a creamy interior. Red details take this living room space from traditional to bright and modern. Red accents come through in the side chairs, cushions and media cabinet. With warm golden finishes, this room’s color palette feels elegant and luxurious. Image courtesy Fawn Galli Interiors

Emerald and Black

emerald and black

This classic interior by Thom Filicia is a celebration of the color green. Kelly green is used from the floor to the ceiling to envelop the room in this stunning hue. A mix of emerald and black is presented through a vibrant ikat rug. For a spectacular statement, black wallpaper covers a feature wall in the space. Image courtesy of Thom Filicia

Chartreuse and Turquoise

chartreuse and turquoise

Your color palette can be inspired by anything, including your love of the great outdoors. Designer Fawn Galli uses natural greens and turquoise to create a calming palette that brings the outside in. Image courtesy Fawn Galli Interiors

Tangerine and Peacock Blue

tangerine and peacock blue

Create a lively living room with energetic shades. Designer Abbe Fenimore mixes decorative accents in color-wheel opposites peacock blue and tangerine to enliven this living room’s color palette. For a softer look, try tangerine and mint. Image courtesy Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25

Burnt Orange and Gold

burnt orange and gold

Sure to be a Longhorn favorite! Warm up your living room with rustic shades. Hilari Younger layered this living room with a variety of warm tones like burnt orange, brown and gold to create a cozy, inviting space. Image courtesy Hilari Younger of Ufunkshen

Citrusy Lemon and Orange

citrusy lemon and orange

Mona Ross Berman uses happy shades of lemon yellow and bright orange for a house by the beach. Play with a mix of bright shades to create a room that is instantly smile-inducing. Image courtesy Mona Ross Berman Interiors

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