Thursday, May 31, 2012
Spring Colours 2012
Living as we do on the beach in New South Wales, we have to be drawn to the combination of Starfish, Driftwood, and Cockatoo, a newer version of the blue and brown combinations we've been enjoying for some years now.
Bright citrus colours may be too strong for most tastes, if we're talking about a wall full of paint, but Tangerine and Solar Power yellow make excellent accent colours in a neutral room.
Two shades of pink and Bellflower, a mauve shade of purple, may be obvious choices for little girls' bedrooms or powder rooms, but they can also look sophisticated with neutrals. Think of Bellflower and Driftwood together in a dining room or office.
The big story in colours, though, is in surprising mixtures. Brights like tangerine and golden yellow may be the obvious pairings, but decorators are thinking of tangerine with soft aqua or pale pink, shocking pink with the near-neutrals in the purple family.
Not ready for such bold choices? There's nothing wrong with an updated classic combination. Sodalite Blue with Starfish or Margarita with Driftwood give you classic looks with a current touch.
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