Posts Tagged ‘yellow’

Home Tones: Turmeric

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

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spice inspired bedroomcredit

Turmeric is a particular shade of yellow. It’s earthy, spicy, golden, with a touch of brown and a tinge of orange.

It’s a spice, related to ginger, that has no end of uses; medicinal, cosmetic, religious, ceremonial. It’s used extensively in Asia to dye saris and Buddhist robes. Here in the UK we mainly use it in cooking Indian food… and in Colman’s English mustard to give it that distinctive yellow colour.

It’s a soft, calming colour when used in interior decoration. It lends itself to being used alongside other ‘spicy’ colours – saffron, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, cayenne. Think of how photogenic they look when for sale in markets, displayed all together in large pyramid-shaped piles. Also looks fabulous contrasting with hot pinks such as fuchsia – and as a highlight colour against grey and near black shades.

Turmeric throw and patterned cushions on a bedcredit

Turmeric wall in a light-filled bathroomcredit

Turmeric coloured external rendered wallcredit

Turmeric painted living room walls with fuchsia velvet covered sofa and purple rugcredit

Asian-inspired bedroomcredit

Kitchen diner with turmeric painted wallscredit

Turmeric coloured sofa and artwork in a sitting roomcredit

Home Tones: Egg yolk yellow

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

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Egg yolk yellow & grey kitchen in Bawtry Roadcredit

We’re starting a new blog series today entitled Home Tones. As you may have guessed, we will select a different colour each week and see how it’s used in different interiors (and the odd exterior). This week we’re featuring egg yolk yellow. From front doors to cookers and light shades to bathroom cabinets, this is a wonderful highlight colour giving a flash of vibrancy to a room scheme. It looks great with various shades of grey, white and natural wood.

'House no 7' in Tiree, Scotlandcredit

Yolk yellow under-sink bathroom storagecredit

Yolk yellow home barcredit

Shaker-style kitchen with egg yolk yellow range cookercredit

Dining table with yellow upholstered Arne Jacobsen 'Series 7' chairscredit

Bed accessorised with an egg yolk yellow throwcredit

Abigail Ahern's patio with yellow vintage fold up chairscredit

Atomic plant

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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Vintage yellow plastic &amp black metal Atomic plant stand

Every home should have its own atomic plant!

Vintage yellow plastic &amp black metal Atomic plant stand

 We picked up this gorgeous vintage plant stand on Monday which has just gone into our webshop.

detailed view of yellow plastic &amp black metal Atomic plant stand

The frame is black metal and it retains its original bright yellow plastic ball feet and liners. Ideal for trailing house plants, a cacti collection or herbs in front of a window.

detailed view of the ball feet on a yellow plastic & black metal Atomic plant stand

The styling is perfect for mid century modern or bohemian vintage looks.