When it comes to color combinations, don't be shy about trying something new.

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When it comes to color combinations, you may ask yourself, What’s in and what’s out? Which colors can I put together? And which ones may be taboo or clash?

A traditional color wheel can be a wonderful tool if you are confused about which potential colors could blend well when placed near each other. As a general rule, colors next to each other on the wheel work well together, as do colors that are opposite each other on the wheel.

Here are some suggestions that may improve the likelihood of color-combination success.

COOL VS. WARM

Don’t be afraid to blend colors, either by pairing warm colors with other warm colors, or by pairing cool and warm colors. Have a special outfit or garment pairing you simply love? Consider trying that same color combination in your home. Often, colors that work in fashion can easily translate to fabrics and wall colors that will work well together in the realm of home décor.

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(Design Recipes via TNS)

TURQUOISE + ORANGE

Turquoise and orange may sound like an odd pairing, but the color combination can be quite inviting, especially for those looking to create a modern décor. The blend of turquoise, often viewed as a warm-season color, and a more traditional orange can appear timeless and modern.

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(Design Recipes via TNS)

RED, WHITE & BLACK

Black-and-white is one of the most popular color combinations in both fashion and home décor. Add a pop of red, and you have the recipe for color success. Fun, crisp and clean, this color combination can be used in living spaces or in a kitchen.

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(Design Recipes via TNS)

YELLOW + CHARCOAL

Whether it is mustard, lemon or chartreuse, yellow is an innovative, modern and creatively dynamic color when paired with a cool color such as gray, whether it is a light gray or a deeper shade such as a charcoal.

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(Design Recipes via TNS)

CHARCOAL + BLUE

This is an instance in which two cool colors work well together. With the shade of blue, don’t be afraid to go with rich and bright tones, as these shades will create an inviting contrast when paired with gray.

DARK BLUE + BLACK

A few years back, there was a bit of a fashion controversy surrounding this particular color combination, with many questioning whether or not you can wear blue with black. The answer, according to many fashionistas, is yes — and this is a color combination that also works extremely well when it comes to home décor.