Posts Tagged ‘colour’

Home Tones: Pewter

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

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Loaf pewter coloured sofacredit

We’ve chosen a metallic shade for this week’s Home Tones topic. It’s not a sparkling, showy metallic like gold; but it possesses a rich, reflective quality all the same – and a real depth of colour which can be quite sumptuous. This is especially so if it is warmed up with accessories made from wool, cashmere, suede or fur.

It can form a neutral scheme with different shades & tones of pewter subtly layered on top of each other – or lifted with colours such as purple or yellow which work very well. It compliments all types of wood too – from a contemporary beech kitchen worktop against a shimmering pewter coloured splash back – to the classic look of antique pewter sitting on richly patinated oak furniture.

Petwer decorated bedroomcredit

Sitting room with pink and pewter coloured velvet upholstered buttoned sofascredit

Pewter-clad kitchen work surfacecredit

Pewter quilt on a double bedcredit

Pewter coloured kitchen cabinetscredit

Bathroom with pewter clad slipper bathcredit

Pewter-decorated bedroomcredit

Home Tones: Turquoise

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

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Kitchen diner with turquoise painted cabinet and RSJ beamscredit

The colour turquoise always makes me think of the Mediterranean, the Aegean and those vernacular, whitewashed buildings in Greece. It’s a colour somewhere between peacock and sky on the blue spectrum and I love it! Yes, you’ll traditionally see turquoise being used with brilliant white but it looks great with hot pink, slate grey, metallics and a wide variety of woods. It’s clean & fresh, light & airy… and a wonderful highlight colour in the right setting.

Bathroom tiled from floor to ceiling in turquoise subway tilescredit

Modernist house with turquoise tiled exteriorcredit

Vintage turquoise and brass shelving unitcredit

Kitchen diner with blue breakfast bar and matching seat padscredit

Blue painted vintage Ercol chair at a desk in a home officecredit

Blue and white tiled bathroomcredit

Exterior of a stone cottage with blue painted front door and window framecredit

Home Tones: Chartreuse

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

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double bunk bedroom with chartreuse wallcredit

Chartreuse – I love the word and its sound; so exotic and sophisticated. I’ve never actually tasted the liqueur though. It’s an incredible colour – the clear, bright green liquid looks slightly radioactive!

Used in interior decoration though, it’s striking but not to everyone’s taste. I think it looks great on a feature wall. If you’d like to give it a try, but don’t feel that brave, use it in small quantities in accessories – a throw here, a cushion there.

Pair it with sky blue, violet, concrete grey and natural shades. Doesn’t it look fabulous against the navy blue of the bathroom with roll top bath in the photograph at the bottom?

I think it’s a great colour for use in a bathroom or wet room. Just the thing to help awaken the senses during that morning shower!

Bathroom with chartreuse painted shower enclosurecredit

Mid century modern living room with chartreuse upholstered chairscredit

Chartreuse cladded cube-shaped extensioncredit

Feminine bedroom with chartreuse painted wallcredit

Home office with chartreuse painted wall and tri-fold doorcredit

Concrete grey kitchen with chartreuse wall and ceilingcredit

Bathroom with roll-top bath, navy blue walls and chartreuse shower curtain and towelscredit