Your home is your canvas, and every design choice you make tells a unique story. One of the most captivating ways to infuse elegance, style, and personality into your living spaces is by expertly combining wall paint and wallpaper. It's a harmonious blend of colours, patterns, and textures that can transform any room from mundane to magical.

In this guide, we're embarking on a creative journey—a journey that marries the charm of wall paint with the allure of wallpapers. We'll unveil three essential tips to help you master this art, ensuring your interior reflects your personal flair.

Along the way, we'll also sprinkle in some wallpaper inspiration to fuel your imagination. From serene nature-inspired designs to vibrant and whimsical patterns, these wallpapers will have you dreaming of your next home makeover. Let's explore how to craft stunning, harmonious spaces where paint and wallpaper come together in perfect symphony!

Tip 1: Choose a dominant colour

Start by identifying the dominant colour in the wallpaper design. This colour will serve as a guiding factor for selecting the wall paint. Opt for a shade from the wallpaper's dominant colour to create a cohesive and harmonious look.

Tip on pairing paint colour with wallpaper - choose a dominant colour

Featured: A Walk in the Jungle, Mural Wallpaper

Tip 2: Use a colour wheel

A colour wheel can be a useful tool to determine complementary or analogous colour schemes and help you in finding the perfect colour combination for your wallpaper and wall paint. Explore free tools like or to get started!

Tips on pairing paint colour with wallpaper - use a colour wheel

What are complementary colours?

Complementary colours sit opposite each other on the wheel and creates a more vibrant and dynamic look. In this example below, the colours are derived with a complementary combination in mind, think GREEN against RED hues.

Tips on pairing paint colour with wallpaper - Complementary colours

What are analogous colours?

Analogous colours are adjacent to each other and offer a more harmonious and coordinated appearance. From REDDISH to YELLOWISH hues like in this visual below, analogous colours can blend naturally, transiting from one colour to the next.

Tips on pairing paint colour with wallpaper - Analogous colours

Tip 3: Test samples

Before committing to a particular paint colour, it's essential to test samples. With your shortlisted options, paint small swatches on the wall near the wallpaper and observe them under different lighting conditions throughout the day. This process will help you make an informed decision and ensure the paint and wallpaper complement or contrast each other effectively.

Tips on pairing paint colour with wallpaper - test samples

Now that we've shared some tips, here are some inspirations of wall paint and wallpaper combination to get you inspired!

Elegant Rainforest, Mural Wallpaper

Elegant Rainforest, Mural Wallpaper, is an enchanting mural showcasing a lush tropical landscape adorned with flowering evergreens and rustic palm trees. It breathes new life into your space, infusing a refreshing dose of the great outdoors.

To harmonise with lush olive green emerging as the predominant colour within the wallpaper, the lower half of the wall was meticulously painted in a complementary olive green shade. This strategic pairing not only elevates the visual appeal of your space but also immerses you in a serene and harmonious natural oasis. 

A modern, well-lit kitchen with green cabinets and a wooden dining set. The room is adorned with an Elegant Rainforest, Tropical Mural Wallpaper in Sand.

Featured: Elegant Rainforest, Tropical Mural Wallpaper

Love tropical vibes? Pick out your favourite tropical wallpaper to bring the lush outdoors into your homes!

Furada, Floral & Toucan Pattern Wallpaper in Dark Green

Experience the unspoiled beauty of a Brazilian paradise with our Furada, Floral & Toucan Pattern Wallpaper, where vibrant toucans nestle among delicate white and pastel-hued flowers. The subtle linen texture enhances the lifelike quality of the leaves, inviting a tactile connection to nature that seamlessly complements both bedroom and living spaces.

The deep and rich dark green, drawn from the wallpaper's predominant colour, was selected as the wall paint colour of the lower half of the wall. This strategic choice not only complements the design but also heightens the sense of being enveloped by the lush, untouched beauty of nature.

Furada, Floral & Toucan Pattern Wallpaper in Dark Green in Living Room

Featured: Furada, Floral & Toucan Pattern Wallpaper in Dark Green

Whether you have a menagerie of pets or simply adore all creatures, animal-inspired wallpapers is a fun and stylish way to express your passion! We have a wide range of styles and colours, so you're sure to find the perfect match for your home. Take a walk on the wild side with our collection of animal wallpapers!

Hand Drawn Plaids, Pattern Wallpaper

Step into the world of timeless elegance with Hand-Drawn Plaids Pattern Wallpaper, a collaboration by Hello Circus and HouseofChais. This wallpaper has captured the hearts of many due to its classic, yet modern appeal that transcends the trends of time. It brings depth and sophistication to any space, serving as a timeless canvas that effortlessly complements modern decor and minimal colour schemes.

To create a harmonious and balanced interior, a deliberate choice was made to pair the wallpaper with a lovely nude-tone paint for the bottom half of the wall. This selection thoughtfully complements the warm brown hues of the plaids in the wallpaper, enhancing the overall aesthetic and creating a cohesive and inviting atmosphere. 

Hand Drawn Plaids, Pattern Wallpaper in Brown in Living Room

Featured: Hand-Drawn Plaids, Pattern Wallpaper

From vibrant to understated patterns to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice when taking a look at our carefully curated collection of pattern wallpapers!

Belle Foliages, Tropical Pattern Wallpaper

Elevate your interior space with the captivating allure of Belle Foliages, Tropical Pattern Wallpaper. This exquisite hand-painted watercolour masterpiece features a lush array of foliage in various shapes and sizes. It effortlessly serves as a subtle yet enchanting canvas for any room, immersing you in a tranquil atmosphere with its soothing colour palette.

In this specific instance, dark blue emerged as the dominant hue within the wallpaper, inspiring the choice to paint the wooden panels in a complementary teal shade.

Belle Foliages, Tropical Pattern Wallpaper in Hallway

Featured: Belle Foliages, Tropical Pattern Wallpaper

An Old World Arboretum, Watercolour Mural Wallpaper in Black & White

Bring the charm of an old-world arboretum into your home with "An Old World Arboretum, Watercolour Mural Wallpaper." If you adore the serene beauty of a quaint English countryside, this wallpaper is a perfect choice. Amidst graceful trees, this mural painted in vibrant and transparent hues adds an elegant touch to any room. Its impressionistic strokes create a sense of freshness and tranquillity that revitalises any space.

The lower half of the wall was painted in black to harmonise with the monochrome version of this exquisite mural wallpaper. This thoughtful pairing creates a sophisticated and cohesive atmosphere, making your space come alive with timeless beauty.

An Old World Arboretum, Watercolour Mural Wallpaper in Black & White in Master Bedroom

Featured: An Old World Arboretum, Watercolour Mural Wallpaper

Playground Adventure, Animal Mural Wallpaper

Transform your child's room into a vibrant playground of imagination with this whimsical wallpaper. Let their dreams take flight as animated animals frolic amidst the slide, merry-go-round, swing, and picnic scenes, igniting their creativity and sparking countless adventures. Give your children the precious gift of endless joy and imaginative play with this enchanting mural.

To further enhance the immersive experience, a strategic choice was made to paint the adjacent wall with the same nude tone as the sandy backdrop in the mural wallpaper. This thoughtful pairing creates a cohesive and inviting atmosphere, seamlessly merging the playground fantasy with the surrounding decor. 


Playground Adventures, Animal Mural Wallpaper in kid's bedroom
Featured: Playground Adventures, Animal Mural Wallpaper

Choose your child's favourite wallpaper from our collection of aesthetic wallpapers for kids!  Made with non-toxic substances, 100% PVC and VOC free for a worry free environment.

Ocean Friends, Pattern Wallpaper in Blue

Dive into the enchanting depths of the sea with Ocean Friends, Pattern Wallpaper. This delightful design features charming watercolour ocean animals and seashells that inhabit a whimsical underwater world.

The wallpaper in soothing pastel blue finds its perfect companion in a lovely shade of nude. This creative juxtaposition not only creates an intriguing contrast but also maintains a muted and tranquil ambiance. It's a harmonious blend that adds a touch of whimsy and serenity to your space, making you feel like you're exploring an enchanting oceanic realm right in the comfort of your home. 

Ocean Friends, Pattern Wallpaper in Blue in Kid's Bedroom
Featured: Ocean Friends, Pattern Wallpaper

Classic Fish, Pattern Wallpaper in Pink

Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of the sea with our Classic Fish Pattern Wallpaper. This enchanting design captures the essence of a lively underwater adventure, where aquatic creatures and humans coexist in playful harmony. From majestic fish reigning over the waterways to tiny snorkelers exploring their domain, this wallpaper vividly brings the bustling ocean to your home.

To enhance this aquatic experience, a subtle yet effective decision was made to use a soft pink hue, complementing the pink tones found within the wallpaper. This deliberate pairing effortlessly harmonises your interior space, creating a seamless blend of colours and themes.

Classic Fish, Pattern Wallpaper in pink in Kid's bedroom

Featured: Classic Fish, Pattern Wallpaper

Transform your living space with the art of pairing paint colours with wallpapers!

In conclusion, the art of pairing paint colours with wallpapers is a powerful tool in your interior design arsenal. It allows you to create harmonious, visually appealing spaces that reflect your unique style and personality. So, whether you're bringing the tranquillity of nature into your home, diving into an underwater adventure, or immersing yourself in a tropical paradise, don't underestimate the impact of well-paired paint and wallpaper. With these tips and a dash of creativity, you can transform your living spaces into beautiful, personalised havens that leave a lasting impression.

We hope these insights and guidelines have inspired you to embark on your own paint and wallpaper pairing journey. The possibilities are endless, and your home is your canvas—paint it with colours and patterns that speak to your heart and soul. Happy designing your space!

Why choose Hello Circus’ wallpapers?

We understand your wall comes in different shapes and sizes. Each wallpaper is therefore customised to the dimensions of your wall, making each wallpaper unique to your home. We also sell by per meter square (Height x Width x Unit Price) and not by rolls so that you only pay for what you need for your wall.

Check out our guide on how to measure your wall for wallpaper!

Benefits of our wallpapers

  • High Quality: Our wallpapers are printed on high quality non-woven paper in factories with the highest standards from Europe. They are reinforced with nylon fibres to make the wallpaper stable and resilient.
  • Matte and non-reflective: Our non woven wallpapers are coated with soft and non-reflective matte finishing.
  • Safe and non-toxic: Our products are printed using stain resistant, VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compounds) inks on breathable, PVC (Polymerizing Vinyl Chloride) free paper. This ensures that your family and more importantly, your kids are not exposed to toxic chemicals which are usually present in traditional paint and wallpapers, all of which may have harmful health effects. 
  • Antimicrobial Protection
  • Wallpaper washability: All our wallpapers are washable, meaning that their surface is resistant to damage, and any domestic dirt or water stains can be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge.
  • Resistant to colour fading: Our production technology is designed to ensure optimum resistance to colour fading.
  • Fire resilient: Our wallpapers are fire rated in accordance with EN ISO 11925-2.

Read more about our wallpaper materials and check out our Ultimate Guide to Wallpapers for answers to the most commonly asked questions about wallpapers.

Interested in getting our wallpaper?

For wallpaper quotation: Please click on “Get Quote/Buy” of the product page that you like and submit enquiry with wall dimensions. Check out our bestsellers wallpaper collection to get inspired! Installation is available as an add-on service for selected countries.

Feel free to contact us if you have are interested in the following:

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September 27, 2023 — Daphnie Teo

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