Posts Tagged ‘colour’

Home Tones: Sugared almonds

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

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Kids' sugared almonds coloured bedroomcredit

What colours do you think of when someone says to you, “sugared almonds”? They’re colours that were very popular in mid century modern interiors and with the recent revival of that era’s designs, their colours too are making a comeback. Soft pinks, blues, mauve, yellow and greens – all in various combinations. Some people may refer to them as ‘pastels’ or ‘chalky’ à la Annie Sloan. It’s not quite right for our home and décor, but we do think it can look lovely in the right setting.

Mid century modern dining room in sugared almond colourscredit

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Sugared almonds decorated dining roomcredit

Sugared almond colour painted stair riserscredit

Sugared almond coloured craft room accessoriescredit

Sugared almonds coloured craft roomcredit

sugared almond colour painted wall and floor with vintage table & chairscredit

Home Tones: Army green

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

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Bathroom decorated with Little Greene Reverie Jungle wallpaper and army green roll top bathcredit

This week’s Home Tone is army green. We’ve chosen one image of a bedroom with disguise netting on the bunk beds, but it doesn’t have to be reserved for camouflage effects! It’s a very restful colour which combines really well with wood and other natural materials such as wicker, bamboo and sea grass. It looks fabulous against a strong contrasting white, tangerine orange or purple. And it also provides the perfect backdrop for dark green foliage or more acid green shades.

wood-clad house with army green & purple window trimcredit

Boys' bedroom decorated with army green camouflaged bunk bedscredit

Army green painted front doorcredit

Army green painted double aspect bedroomcredit

corner of a sitting room with army green leather club chaircredit

Bedroom with army green wall, bedding and headboardcredit

Army green panelled sitting roomcredit

Home Tones: Mauve

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

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mauve living roomcredit

Mauve is French for mallow, an edible plant whose flower the colour is named after. A pinky grey shade of purple, mauve is warm, peaceful colour. Team it in interiors with dark grey, white and other complementary shades on the purple spectrum. It also looks great with various types of wood, both light and dark – beech being particularly successful in rooms we’ve seen.

attic bedroom with mauve painted feature wallcredit

Mauve roll top bath with marching towels and window blindcredit

L-shaped kitchen with mauve Aga and floating shelvescredit

mauve-painted girl's bedroomcredit

mauve bedding in a grey bedroomcredit

mauve-painted feminine bathroomcredit

mauve upholstered bar stools in a black & white open plan kitchencredit