Moody + Dramatic Color Pairings We're Loving

These rich, moody color pairings will add sophistication and drama to any space. Here are nine bold color combos to try this year.

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Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Cue the Drama

Bringing drama into a space doesn't necessarily mean everything in the room needs to be super dark. You can get a dark and dramatic vibe through art, books, accessories and, yes, wall color.

Nautical Blue + Tomato Red

Classically, these colors just work. This year, blue is a bit more adventurous and this zesty shade of red keeps it from feeling too Americana.

Alpine Green + Brown

This pairing really takes a page out of Mother Nature's playbook. There's something really soothing about rich alpine green against a deep brown. It's grounded, earthy and dependable.

Midnight Blue + Taupe + Royal Blue

Mixing jewel-tone blues is downright brilliant (and foolproof!). Majestic blues are pretty without being overly feminine. And once you add a warm tan or taupe into the mix, the palette feels just right.

Mustard + Charcoal + Ivory

Grays and blacks are going to be huge this year, but they don't have to feel drab. By introducing a bold, contrasting color like mustard yellow into the mix, you give it a more cheerful vibe without losing the drama.

Red + Black + Cream

This isn't '80s bachelor pad red and black. This is a warmer spin with a more exotic shade of red and an ivory to help tone it down.

Mauve + Indigo

If you're drawn to cooler colors, then a deep indigo and mauve pairing will appeal to you. These colors are rich and vibrant, and a warm brass looks fantastic against the deep blue.

Rust + Sandstone

If you gravitate toward neutrals and earth tones, then this pairing is way inside your comfort zone. It also works well with a variety of wood tones.

Gray + Terracotta

These two hues clearly complement one another. Gray has been the go-to color for home furnishings and wall color for years, and it's still going strong.

Cocoa Brown + Rich Red + Gold

It may feel a little bit like a '70s throwback but that's OK — we dig the rich tones of this red and brown duo. Bonus: They look great against a warm gray or ivory wall color.

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