1. Eggplant purple blends well with turmeric yellow while sunset orange paints a pretty vibrant picture with paper kite purple

2. Cobalt blue and saffron orange remind us of blue baskets with marigold while chutney green with haute pink create a Jaipur inspired space

3. Royal red chillies create rich drama against cobalt blues and raw mango greens

4. Rani pinks and turmeric yellows evoke a traditional and soothing temple scene.
Photograph courtesy Indrajit Sathe, Location courtesy Colour with Asian Paints, Produced by Mrudul Pathak Kundu

You can also add: Rainbow Palette wallpaper from Rebel Walls

#HoliSpecial: Colour palettes inspired by India

by Jaina Chandwany Mar 24, 2016

Colour and the Indian festival of Holi have long been synonymous. As blues, reds and greens get splayed on our faces and thrown in the air, this melange of hues, however mismatched, are a sight to behold. How about incorporating the magic of the season in your interiors? Learn how to mix and match bold palettes with this playful guide...

1. Chutney green with haute pink 
Pair tints of the freshly ground coriander with memories of your mother’s fuchsia Banarasi saree. Deep and rooted, this mix inspired by the pink city of Jaipur will stand out with punch and panache. 

2. Kumkum red and raw mango green
Remember those green raw mangoes that grandmother used to make homemade pickles? Blend that shade with the vermilion red of a scared powder to evoke memories of a dear one. 

3. Eggplant purple and turmeric yellow 
This one’s electrifying. It's a match of extremities that will spellbound everyone. Take those deep shades of lavender and pair them with tones of the staple Indian masala for a space that’s energetic yet charming.

4. Rani pink and turmeric yellow
Think of blossoming hydrangeas spread against the feet of sandstone deities in traditional Indian temples. This tango is ideal for a soothing space that’s equally enviable.

5. Cobalt blue and saffron orange
Visit a buzzing flower markets to get this one right where blue plastic baskets are filled with golden marigolds. Simply pair fiery hued accents against a blue wallpaper to get mixing and matching.

6. Navy blue and royal red
Nail a royal durbar setting with this rich marriage. Gold lined accents against an dynamic red will instill just the right amount of drama. 

7. Kite paper purple and sunset orange
These hues that remind us of crushed ice sorbet or golas evoke memories of exotic childhood holidays. Mellow and deep, opt for this contrast that will make for beautiful and free spirited spaces.

Also read: 15 best homes featured in ELLE DECOR 

Get this look
1. Chutney green with haute pink 
“9413 Pink Silk” Royale luxury emulsion from Asian Paints
Painted wooden jewellery box from Tresorie
Peacock Feathers from Cheap Jack
Ceramic bird from Red Blue & Yellow
Wine Bottle Lamp by Happily Unmarried from Tappu Ki Dukaan
Antique enamel milk pail from Fusion Access

2. For Kumkum red and raw mango green
Crinkle effect with “7885 Gold Mine” base coat and “7541 Meadow Path” top coat; both from Royale Play by Asian Paints
Painted mini metal buckets from Tribal Route
Laquer wood candle stand and ostrich egg from Bungalow 8
Lacquer wood vase from MoonRiver

3. For Eggplant purple and turmeric yellow 
“9125 Poppy Seed” royale luxury emulsion from Asian Paints
Painted wooden mirror from Loose Ends
Phalaenopsis orchid plant from Bageecha
“341 Yellow” satin finish melamine palette sample from Asian Paints
H metal sculpture from Bo Concept
Jar with lid from Phillips Antiques

4. Rani pink and turmeric yellow
“X109 Mango Mood” royale luxury emulsion from Asian Paints
Felt rose cushion from Address Home
Sabai grass mat and bone coasters from Tribal Route 
Palm leaf streamer from Eco Corner
“27 Leaves” glass votive from Turqoise

5. Cobalt blue and saffron orange
“N0161 Peacock Blue” royale luxury emulsion from Asian Paints
Painted clay bowl from Dhoop
Leather Backgammon Game from Pallate
Grapefruit incense sticks by Fragrance People from The Bombay Store
Wooden memory peg from Dhoop
Aluminium milk measuring cans from Tribal Route
Enamelled Cast iron au gratin dish by Le Creuset from Good Earth
Crochet bedspread from FabIndia

6. Navy blue and royal red
“B695” by Oikos
Enamelled brass plates both from Contemporary Arts and Crafts
Silk Tassel from Cheap Jack
Glass dinner candleholders from Marks and Spencer
Sara flute glass votive from Good Earth

7. Kite paper purple and sunset orange
Colourwash effect with “7999 Orange Silk” base coat and “X112 Glowing Rust” top coat both from Royale Play by Asian Paints
Apple vase from Grisham
Bullet Bud vase from Marks and Spencer
Glowball votive from Nachtmann
Wine Glass from Tresoire


You can also add: Rainbow Palette wallpaper from Rebel Walls