Orchid and indigo: Kindred spirits, side-by-side on the colour wheel, you can build a room that capitalises on this easy relationship with shades of orchid and indigo for an of-the-moment scheme. In larger doses the two shades can be mysterious and exotic, but with lots of neutral beige (or grey) thrown into the mix the look is modern. For sheer opulence, introduce plush and sumptuous textures such as velvet and silk.
Lavender and deep blue: Shades of lavender and lilac teamed with greyed-off navy and seafoam green make for a strong yet inviting combination. Albeit not for the faint- hearted, you can balance deep blue accessories by carrying the colour up high to the cornice. Ever thought about using a slightly deeper shade of your wall colour on the ceiling? Over to you!