The summer has been rather lovely, and it is summer that I think of, when I see the combination of colors we used in this Get the look.
It was John Ruskin, a leading English art critic in Victorian times, who said “the purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most” and I couldn’t agree with him more. Of course, it also makes me question if they loved color so much in Victorian times, why are all their photos in black and white? But perhaps that says more about me than them. Yet I agree that a little pop of color can go a long way. This studio is testament to that. If you create a calm, neutral base of soft hues, you can use this as a backdrop to show your true personality – your true colors, let’s say – with some eye catching pieces. While a warm Mediterranean orange and baby blue are my colors of choice in this room, there are any number of color combinations that would work in this room so start thinking in colors…
The neutral base is created by the beige basket weave Martin Sofa, the Border Queen Bed and that rather elegant Mariposa table lamp. If you’re feeling brave enough there is the Smart Glass Coffee Table to show off how non-clumsy you know you are and the walls of your room should also be painted a neutral color; we like Match of White Knight Paint. And now comes the fun part. Let your eyes and shopping power be pulled towards the pop of color delivered by the Jovi Home Suede Cushion – a cushion named after Jon Bon Jovi? Surely not – and the Regan upholstered chair in tangerine. Soften these colors with that Skyline upholstered storage bed bench and bring the two colors together with a piece of carefully chosen artwork or a borderline OTT signature piece like this stunning Suzanne Kasler Sunburst Mirror. Pop goes the color!
What do you like about this look ?
Images that inspired us:
The combination of orange and turquoise as shown in those splashing jewels is what makes me think of warm, tropical places.