Blush – the colour on everyone cheeks has definitely transitioned its way into fashion and homes over the past few months. Mixed with moody hues like grey or charcoal it’s a colour that is soft enough to be pretty, but neutral enough to work in homes in place of boring beige or typical taupe. Throw in the latest metal trend – copper – and you have yourself a room that is set to please many. I love how this colour palette can be put together for a nursery or grown up lounge room. It’s modern, chic, young and fun – what more could you want?
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The leaves have started to fall & the evenings are getting cooler and while I’m more of a Summer person, I do think Autumn is one of the prettiest time’s of the year. There is something very exciting about the first signs of trees turning to all shades of gold, red and amber and today that’s where I’m drawing my inspiration from. These colours typically create a cosier environment and can be implemented in to your home in many ways. Amping up that cosy feeling by using textural throws, rugs or cushion is a really great way to get your home feeling like a warm cocoon as we prepare for winter. And while I’m fortunate to be living in Sydney where it doesn’t get near freezing point at the coldest of times, there is still something to be said about embracing the seasons…
Indigo & Gold with a hint of coral….
Olive + A
Copper, Mint and shade of grey…
Caramel + Mauve…
Chocolate + Rose Pink…
So tell me dear reader, what are your favourite colours to use for the cooler seasons? And where do you take inspiration from when decorating your abode?
This post goes out to my mum, who is a true Autumn person. A fierce lover of all things pumpkin, terracotta, olive green, chocolate, plum and warm creams – Autumn is her colour season and it’s the season I grew up with (perhaps that’s why I love Spring so much!). So mum, I hope you’re reading this! We are now in the season of deep rich colours, its the season to introduce warmth and a sense of cosy back into your home and it’s a season of change. Leaves start to turn golden, the mornings and evenings gradually get cooler and our appetite for things more wholesome gets a bit stronger. The colour palettes of autumn reflect beautifully around these changes and today we’re taking a look at one of my favourite vegetables that inspires a myriad of colour schemes – Pumpkin. Working in beautifully with creams, taupes, greys, varying shades chocolate brown and navy blue, pumpkin is a colour that instantly gives rooms warmth and a sense of cosy. Take a look below at some spaces that really capture the season and just make you want to get all snuggly..
Pumpkin meets Texture – The real hero in this picture is not the gorgeous shade pumpkin, but the mixture of textures. Chunky rugs, rich velvets & wool knits give this space a lot of depth and character. But you can image the same textures in pastel pinks would quickly turn this space in to more of a spring setting.
Stand out colour: Taking away some textures and we start to see how important colour palettes can be. This one, using charcoal and the natural timber really allow the orange hue to stand out..
Natural pleaser – Simply adding some natural elements from around your garden or local park can make a huge impact in giving your home that autumn feeling. These orange blossoms, styled with a few other autumnal accents really give this entry space a beautiful touch.
Subtle touches – Sometimes subtle is best. Hints of pumpkin tones in the trunk coffee table, rug, wall art and cushions give this eclectic space warmth and help make it more inviting and cosy.
My Scandinavian Home
Tan & Pumpkin – I love this combination of tan leather sofa with the pumpkin hued dining chairs, paired with subtle hints of navy and warm creams, the space is inviting and cosy while still being bright and fresh.
This week I’m forgetting the seasons and going with colours that can be used year round. Or in other words: to celebrate the release of “50 Shades of Grey” I thought it would be fun to feature shades of grey for this weeks colour scheme feature. From Modern to Shabby chic, grey is one colour that adapts beautifully to many different settings. Although I may not be featuring 50 different photos with shades of grey, each of these rooms uses a palette of grey in varying shades giving the spaces depth, romance & strength. So, as they say – Mr Grey will see you now…
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House to Home
This weeks colour choice, features around my absolute favourite summer treat – berries! I’m a total addict for all things raspberry, strawberry and especially blueberry and the current abundance of these delicious fruits is making me one happy girl! But enough rambling about my love for these fruits, today I want to focus on their gorgeous colours and how they can be incorporated into design schemes to create some seriously bright and beautiful Summer settings. So, in conjunction with some of my favourite treats, here are some berry inspired colour schemes..
Rustic Berry Smoothie
Dust Jacket Attic
Tasteful Blueberry Tart
Classic Berry Pav
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Blooming Raspberry Parfait
Refreshing Berry Sorbet