Today I’m heading off to Portsmouth and so I’ve based this mood board on a light and airy blue seaside-y feel. I started with the fabric from harlequin and the light, wooden furniture. This fabric is great for being able to tie in a range of different shades of blue within the accessories and lighting. Using the neutral furniture also means that the room is easily changed – simply just swap out the accessories with different colours.
Hopefully the weather in Portsmouth is as light and airy as this design…
Paint: Little Greene Gauze (106) | Fabric: Harlequin Estrato Denim/Nude/Sky | Bed: Ercol Shalstone | Bedside table: Ercol Shalstone | Ceiling Light: George Nelson Criss Cross Bubble Light | Lamps: Pooky Bluebell Table Lamp & Elsa Table Lamp | Sofa: Ercol Salento, Vernaldo Driftwood | Accent Chair: Made.com, Lars | Cushions: Made.com, Harbor Cushion, Blue Coral & Paloma Velvet Cushion | Bedding: White Company, Charlcombe, Silver Grey | Throw: John Lewis Moet Knitted, Spruce | Side Table: Swoon editions Reid White Tripod | Coffee Table: Made.com, Range Round Table | Vase: Dartington Crystal Little Gems Urn Posy | Terrarium: John Lewis No.023 | Artwork: Stuart Roy, Blue Horizon.
Spring has sprung and we’re thinking of the bright colours that we want to bring to our home, here are a few interior colour combinations we have found and think you would like too!
Green, blues and teals feature highly in these five different combinations, they are easily added to a room with the use of flowers, throws and cushions. There is a wide range of complimentary colours to these, its easy to think that they would clash, but using some of the colours above you can’t go wrong!
We’ve chosen five rooms with colour combinations that we think really work.
From greens and yellows to neutrals and neons, hopefully these will give you an idea of the different variations of colour combinations that work.
Blue, green, yellow and neutral. Bright and fresh colours that go great. The colour that works well here is the green of the wall, it is the statement colour (but its not too overpowering), the yellows and soft pinks work as accents to the green.
The greys and pink of the walls are mirrored by the pink chair and wooden furniture in this room. A bright and fresh colour combination that is all drawn together by the reflective copper lights shades.
This is a current colour combination that we’re looking at for our own room. With a red and white egg chair we need a neutral colour that will give us a mid century modern feel. This blue grey is perfect. A soft and relatively neutral tone that will go with all the colours that are already in the room.
By keeping the room neutral and adding bursts of colour this room isn’t ‘too much’. The mix match of colours work well and adds a fresh and fun feel to the room. This is also a great way to cheaply and easily change a room. Just swap out the wall art and soft furnishings with different colours and patterns and create a whole new room.
The concentration of mustard yellow around the fire is a great way to make a feature without the traditional fire place. Neutral walls, furniture and carpets with pops of green and blue work well in this space. We love the worn looking ceiling too.
Blue is a calming relaxing colour, but you have to be careful that the lighter blues don’t make your room feel cold. You need to find a happy medium between to cold of a blue and too dark of a blue that will give the feeling of sadness.
Flowers, pillows, candlestick and books add the touches of blue in the above rooms.
Lighting is an easy way to get colour into any room. From office lamps to rustic looking shades they can add a good spot of colour to any room.
The worn, shabby chic look works especially well with this colour. It doesn’t just work on dressers and tables, try it on chairs, outdoor furniture and even doors.
These little accessories are really simple and easy way to add colour to your rooms.
Or our wallpaper!