|Duck egg + teal with a punch of orange - Little Greene|
Humans often err towards the side of caution and when in comes to interiors opt for tried and tested colour combinations. One of the safest colours that has been a staple for residential interiors for ever is the colour duck egg blue. The likes of Laura Ashley, M&S and Next have traditionally mixed it with neutrals (cream, taupe & beige) and included into 'ready to buy' looks including brown leather seating, oak furniture and patterns including spots, stripes and florals.
Whilst this combination works, it is, dare I say, somewhat boring. I'll admit to being a victim of it in a previous house many years ago (although I did throw some fuchsia pink into the mix!) but seriously come on, let's have some fun and funk it up.
How best can we do this?
|Add some depth with a deep teal hue|
|Add a shot of zingy orange|
|A varied palette of teal & orange|
David Mottershead, the managing director of Little Greene, says: “Using paints effectively in interior design is a much more sophisticated process than selecting a single colour from a paint chart. One colour in isolation can be attractive, two in combination can be beautiful and three shades used together can be quite exquisite.”
Exquisite - yes! Boring - no!
|Accessorising with the colour palette (image: Martha Stewart)|
|Moroccan colour palette - (image: from Billabong's autumn 2014 ad campaign)|
|Vivid orange berries, how amazing is nature! (image: Creature Comforts)|
I hope seeing this stunning this colour palette has inspired you to move away from safe and go add some colour to your life *smile*