Diagram labeling the colors from the room where they go on a tree painting

How to Choose Colors for Wall Art

Have you already decided on a color scheme, wall paint color, or maybe even picked out your furniture and bedding for your room?   It’s easy to coordinate your Amborela wall art with the rest of your room decor.

  • Tree trunk: color of furniture
  • Background: accent color in room
  • Sculpted flowers: main color in room or wall color

Start by choosing the colors that coordinate best with your décor from the Amborela color chart.  

Not sure if a color will match? Order a free color swatch. Then arrange your color layout based on the above placement guide. Ask for a mock-up based on this color guide to see what your painting would look like.

Background Color

  • Choose the accent color in your room as the main color for your painting.  In Amborela paintings, the background is the main color, because it takes up the most visual space. As a general rule, the main color in your artwork should be the accent color in your room. Even large art, while it makes a great focal point, is still only an accent; a small fraction of your entire room.

  • Create contrast between your painting and the surrounding wall color. Choose a background color that is significantly different in hue and tone than your wall paint. If you choose a background color that is similar to your wall color, the painting will blend into the wall too much.

  • Once you have chosen a different hue than your wall paint, considering adjusting the tone to make your artwork pop. A light toned painting stands out against a mid to dark toned wall. And a dark toned painting stands out against a light to mid toned wall.

  • Do you have a large area of color near your painting that isn’t technically your main room color? The color of a nearby wall, rug, or bedding will also be a great choice for your 3d flower color.

  • Choose a neutral hue for your tree trunks and flower stems. Here’s an opportunity to coordinate your art with your furniture finish, creating a truly custom art look. Dark walnut, white, gray, and French gray wood finishes have coordinating colors on the Amborela color chart.

  • Create contrast between the trunk or stems and the surrounding background. Choose a dark color for your trunk or stems when you choose a light background color.  And choose a light color for your trunk or stems when you choose a dark background color.

Choose from Amborela’s most popular designs to customize in a different color scheme.

If you are just starting to decorate your nursery, you can plan to coordinate with a focal art piece. Learn more about using art as an inspiration for your nursery design.

Shop Art by Color

Finding a piece of art you absolutely love is a great way to pick a color palette and mood for a room when your not sure where to start your decorating project. Your preference for an artwork can give you an idea of your style. For example, you might be drawn to bold color or neutrals, geometric or organic shapes, maximal or minimal design. Below are some ways to start exploring color pairing ideas for home décor.

Get inspired by color scheme ideas for home, nursery, office, and wedding décor.

Browse art and coordinating soft furnishings in curated collections designed by Amborela for easy mix and match decorating.

Find art with earth tones, jewel tones, pastels, neutral tones, and more.

Bethany Ogle

I am the artist creating the nature inspired paintings and surface patterns at Amborela. When I'm not in my studio, I am working in my garden with the flowers that inspire my artwork. I ooh and aah at beautiful colors and interesting textures.