How to match colours for home textiles

11 Apr 2022

How to match colours for home textiles

Choosing colour to create a balanced environment

Colour is a very important element in furnishing a home. That is why it is important to know how best to combine it to create a cosy ambience in line with one's tastes.

First of all, it is important to choose a colour palette that matches the style of your home. If you like neutral and classic tones, opt for a palette composed of light and soft colours. If, on the other hand, you prefer bright, bold colours, then choose a palette that includes them.

The rules for harmony in your home

Once the colour palette has been chosen, it is important to follow a few rules in order not to make mistakes in colour matching

First of all, it is important not to exaggerate with contrasts. If you choose a palette composed of very bright colours, avoid combining them too contrastingly, otherwise you risk creating an overly diverse ambience.
Secondly, it is important to bear in mind that colours have different shades and tones. Therefore, it is important to choose combinations that enhance the different shades of the chosen colours.

Finally, it is important not to forget that colours have a strong influence on mood. Therefore, choose combinations that create a cosy and relaxing environment, so that your home becomes a true refuge from daily stress.

Itten's circle for learning to match colours

According to Itten's colour theory, there are four ways to match colours:

  • Complementary: choose two colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel. For example, red and green, blue and orange or yellow and purple. These contrasting colours create a stimulating visual effect.
  • Analogous: choose three neighbouring colours on the colour wheel. For example, yellow, yellow-orange and orange, or blue, blue-violet and violet. These neighbouring colours create a calming visual effect.
  • Monochrome: choose one colour and its different shades. For example, choose blue and its different shades, such as dark blue, navy blue and light blue. These similar colours create a unified visual effect.
  • Triadic: choose three equidistant colours on the colour wheel. For example, yellow, blue and red, or purple, orange and green. These balanced colours create an interesting visual effect.
Choosing fabrics in harmony with the colours of your home

Colour is an important element in furnishing a home and can influence the atmosphere of a room. To create a cosy and personalised ambience, it is important to choose colours according to your taste.

For those who like neutral, classic tones, we recommend choosing shades that go well with each other. Neutral colours such as beige, cream or grey are perfect for creating a calm and relaxing ambience. To add a touch of colour, you can opt for a few details in brighter tones, such as the patterned fabrics offered by Eurotessuti.

For those who like brighter colours, it is important to choose shades that match each other. Bright colours such as yellow, orange or red are perfect for creating a cosy and appealing ambience. In this case, you can opt for some details in more neutral tones, such as Jacquard fabrics to give a retro touch to the sofa or your cushions.
Eurotessuti offers many fabrics and colours with different characteristics. You can view all the models on our website, and for more information on our products for furnishing your home in colour harmony, do not hesitate to contact us!