Aqua is a unique shade that can make everyone fall in love with it at first sight. And that’s why many homeowners, especially those who are kind of bored with the boring neutral choose this color as part of their home decor palette.
Most of the time, aqua is only used as an accent to bring some splash of pop to the room, such as using some aqua artwork, aqua finishes furniture, or any other aqua decoration items. But actually, you can also use it as the primary color on much larger elements, such as painting your walls with aqua, whether it’s for the entire walls or just for an accent wall.
Doing this not only will introduce aqua with a much stronger appearance but also create a dreamy space with a touch of coastal or cottage feel.
However, one big problem when using aqua is this color is very difficult to combine with other shades. And for you who want to introduce any other colors to your color scheme, this can be a tricky and challenging task.
Fortunately, we’ve faced this exact dilemma so many times, and can safely conclude that bluish gray, air force blue, medium gray, peach, and amber yellow are some of the best colors that perfectly complement aqua walls. These options create a striking contrast against the aqua, providing depth and richness, while still allowing the aqua walls to shine and expose its vibrancy.
Read on as we will show you why these colors are perfect matches for any aqua-painted walls.
1. Bluish Gray
In our opinion, this is one of the best choices when it comes to the aqua wall. This color had a strong presence of gray that very essential to keep it looking neutral and blend relatively easily with tricky colors like aqua.
Then, the dark blue hue brings some typical elegance of blue and keeps the harmonious connections with aqua which also has a bit of blue touch.
If you want an accent color that will stand out boldly against the aqua, then we highly recommend you try this color.
2. Air Force Blue
This is another great blue shade that will work perfectly against an aqua background. Similar to the previous one, this air force blue had a dominant gray undertone, but in a much softer look.
Thus, it can still bring elegant looks while at the same time keeping it smooth and subtle, and let the aqua still become the main star.
3. Medium Gray
The previous two choices are shades that had a strong gray presence, and it shows how important is the gray tone when it comes to aqua. That means you can also use any plain gray shades as an accent color for your aqua wall. And one of our favorites is the medium-toned gray.
This kind of gray can still bring a lot of contrast against the aqua, without being too dark. Additionally, using any gray decor items or furnishings can help neutralize the vibrant walls behind it and make a more pleasant and neutral look.
Aqua has a very strong and vibrant visual look, and if you want to bring an accent that can tone it down a bit and make a smoother appearance, you can try using peach.
As a subtle and soothing shade, any peach items will balance the vibrancy of the aqua walls. Moreover, it can result in aesthetic and eye-pleasing looks to further enhance your aqua-themed interior.
5. Amber Yellow
If you prefer any other light and bright choices to contrast the aqua wall, then try amber yellow. This color will bring a splash of a beautiful yellow tone to enrich the looks of your aqua wall, resulting in a more fun and joyful vibe.
Additionally, combining a yellow accent with aqua will bring some tropical touch that is perfect for any cottage or beach house.
This is another great alternative for vibrant choices. As it is nature, any orange shades can be easily noticeable wherever it’s used.
Thus, you can use this choice if you need to bring other strong and vibrant options to complement the aqua wall. However, we tend to use orange shades that tend to be softer, such as this amazing tangerine.
Combining unique colors with another unique one can result in surprising results, such as when we try magenta against the aqua.
Both colors had a very similar character in terms of brightness, and that’s why they look great together to create amazing colorful spaces.