Framed Prints: How To Know Which Colours To Combine

If you’ve ever felt utterly baffled when you look at a paint chart, don’t worry - you’re not alone! Picking the right combination of colours for your home can feel like an overwhelming decision, often involving a balance between the colours you love and those that work for your space.


It’s no different when it comes to picking colours for framed prints. You can find prints in any shade, but finding that perfect combination of colours that feels both cohesive and stylish requires careful consideration.


Start With A Base Palette

Knowing what kind of colour scheme you’re aiming for within your wall art is a key starting point. Are you going for a monochromatic scheme, a selection of vibrant shades, or somewhere in between?


If you’re feeling lost about what colours you’d like to introduce into the room, start with simply finding some inspiration. Having a scroll through the wall art available on our site and a quick search through Pinterest can help you visualise the colours you enjoy.


Are the colours you’re drawn to light and bright, or dark and moody? Don’t focus too much on exact colour combinations at first; just observe whether the prints are a subtle design addition or more of a statement.


Work With Existing Shades

The colours you choose for your prints should be complementary to the existing scheme of the room. For instance, if your sofa is a statement shade of blue, you can consider complementary shades like neutrals or even a deep orange from the opposite side of the colour wheel.


If you’re wary about mixing bright colours, you can opt for a tonal scheme of the same colour for a subtle feeling of variety. Incorporating a tonal range of colours like blue, white and grey create a sophisticated harmony that will impress all your house guests!


Aim For Contrast

Contrast is an essential aspect of any successful interior. This doesn’t necessarily mean tonal opposites like black and white or exclusively vibrant colours; it could mean variations of saturation or contrast with the colour of the frame or wall behind.


Contrasting your prints with the wall behind is a sure-fire way to make sure your wall art stands out. A pale wall can take more harsh tones, while a dark wall benefits more from a light and airy palette.


Shop A Collection

Our wall art collections offer instant combinations of complementary prints. Every print is created in a collection to provide more than one of your favourite designs. Prints in the same collection create a cohesive look, put side-by-side or spread out in different rooms as a repeated design feature.


You can also browse our framed prints by colour to narrow your search to framed prints within the same tonal range. For example, our nudes collection is a one-stop-shop for all of your neutral print desires. 


Equally, if you’re looking for a contrast, you can shop our green collection followed by the black and white collection to find instant variety.


If you need a little advice, why not get in touch with our team of design experts? With a keen eye for detail and a great sense of style, our designers can point you in the right direction.