Summer Entertaining with a complementary color scheme
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I use my love of color and color combinations when I entertain. Blue/
Orange are complementary (opposite) colors on an artist’s color wheel.
Here is a sampling of a classic casual look which captures those late-
summer colors. Below, a simple but delicious lobster dinner was
served for a family birthday.
Notice the play of the colors in the “Nantucket Red” placemats and
the bright saffron embroidered-lobster napkins, with the complement
of the blue accessories and the blue and cream stripes on the chairs.
Image ©Color Calling
- Image ©Color Calling
When using the color scheme of blue and orange in decorating, these
complementary colors actually intensify one another visually.
I find true blue/true orange combinations too jolting or too juvenile for
home decór, when you live with them on a daily basis. (The muted versions
of the two colors can be very pleasing, however.)
Most complementary color combos work well in a table setting, though,
because table decór is all about stimulating the senses.