The Magic of Colour

Experience the magic of colour and breathe life into your décor with LUMAS photo art in every hue – in hand-signed Limited Editions or our practical Open Editions. Discover the perfect wall art for your home in our latest exhibition: The Magic of Colour. We’ll show you the best ways to combine different colours and explore the ambiances these combinations create! Find and order art you love, either right here or in one of our 40 galleries around the world!

Complementary Colours: Opposites Attract

Complementary colours in these Warhol skateboards liven up the room.
Complementary colours in these Warhol skateboards liven up the room.

With colourful wall art in rich, complementary colours, your home will radiate with pure joie de vivre! Complementary colours are opposite each other on the colour wheel: red and green, blue and orange, etc. Together, they create powerful contrasts and augment each other’s luminosity. These colour combinations are especially prevalent in Pop Art. This is part of the reason the genre has such a refreshing, humorous, and lively feel to it. Artist Lucia Giacani masterfully utilizes this stylistic tool in her Killing Time series. Her perfect use of complementary colours gives her photographs a provocative, vibrant, and striking aesthetic!

Analogous Colours: Harmony in Similarity

Pictures with softer, similar hues create a peaceful ambiance.
Pictures with softer, similar hues create a peaceful ambiance.

Wall art in softer shades can give any room a gratifying appeal. It creates a subtle interplay between colours, enabling people who see it to relax. Analogous colour combinations are made using hues that are close to each other on the colour wheel, such as blue and green or red and pink. A simplified tip: if you want to arrange multiple artworks to create an artistic gallery wall, take note of similar colour temperatures; put warmer tones together, and cooler colours with each other. The desaturated look of pastel colours makes them especially harmonious.

Primary Colours: Pure and Unadulterated

Art in primary colours makes the space bright and stimulating.
Art in primary colours makes the space bright and stimulating.

Artists often define the primary colours as red, yellow, and blue; these being the colours we can mix to create all others. Red stands for passion, blue calms the soul, and yellow provides cheer. Each of these colours appears pure and simple – harness this power with wall art in primary colours! You could also try three pictures hung in a row, each featuring a different primary colour. Ideally, you’ll want them to be against a neutral background so that the colours appear fresh and unrestrained! The room remains stimulating and bright.

A Single Colour in Many Shades

Harness the power of a single colour in all its nuances.
Harness the power of a single colour in all its nuances.

A monochrome work of art plays with different shades and nuances of one colour. Found a monochrome LUMAS piece you love? Try putting splashes of a similar colour near the art to create a clean, modern look. Or you could try combining large-format collages and triptychs of similar hues. Décor that includes shiny, metallic accessories – gold, silver, or chrome – sets accents that refine the monochrome ambiance.

Play with different color schemes and create an atmosphere that suits your life and style! You can use color to create boundaries between your living and sleeping areas: a picture in calming blue hues for your bedroom, a Roy Lichtenstein-style Pop Art piece for the living room. When looking for the perfect spot to hang your picture, take note of what effect the color has in that location. Pictures in shades of pink make a room feel cozier, whereas blue and green tones can make a room look bigger. Want to pep up the whole room? Put a piece of furniture or home accessory of a complementary color near the art. This can create striking contrasts and powerful combinations! Find art you love and bring color into your life!

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