Saturday, 26 November 2011

duck egg and red in a bedroom

i am working with a lovely lady on a bedroom project this week.
there were a few key pieces to fit into the bedroom scheme, such as a beautiful red chair and contemporary dressing table, and the lady loves duck egg. so i have had a search for a little duck egg and red inspiration.

 first there are some colour boards created by some clever users of flickr.
i really love looking at peoples colour boards. sometimes when i am doing custom colour ways for clients i like to have a bit of affirmation that i am not going off in a mad colour combination direction.
i think a little chocolate brown added to the duck and red combination could work, and definitely some of white.

and now some room ideas using our duck egg, raspberry and cream.

we start off with a more muted  idea , with duck and cream as the main colours, dark wood for the bed and red highlights. we have got solid red here for the lamps and a cushion, and then some red and cream , and plain curtains. i love the chinoiserie style quilt in here, overall a gentle and calm room.

 Gin keeping with a more gentle palatte,  above we have very soft duck egg walls and lots of cream and off white, with highlights of stronger duck/teal on bolsters and cushions. i think with the addition of a couple of red and cream cushions in here, the red dressing table and chair would sit happily in this room.
 duck with a tiny touch of red.

 and now moving into a bolder more rock and roll version of the palatte!
i love the combination of the strong teal above with the funky scarlet toile curtains - a modern take on a classic design. the room is lightened by off white bed and the wonderful chinoiserie mural behind.

again stronger colours balanced by off white.

 this room has a feeling of relaxed glamour. no red but you could easily accent a room that is mainly duck and cream with a few touches of red.

another take on toile in a contemporary setting.
what are your favourite colour combinations of the moment?
images from the following sources (if i have posted your image without crediting you please contact me and i will put that right, i found some of the images via google and they had no link)
the lenoxx
emily gilmore design
freehouse interior design
house in to home
karentusinski on etsy
interior design it your self
orangina dreams
studio ten25

1 comment:

  1. I love the duck egg, red and chocolate, but the teal and toile is fabulous! With one of your amazing toile's that would make a perfect room.