Blue and green should never be seen without a colour in between…. I know, that old saying rings out in my head when I see this colour palette… but these colours together are so sultry, sleek and evoke a deep sense of relaxation. I’m obsessed.I love the way these rooms mix the dark blues, teals and greens with the lighter hues coming from marble, timber and woven rugs. It paints a mood of relaxed reading on the couch, chatting over cups of french earl grey tea and watching your favourite movie on a rainy day.
Metallics, whether gold or silver, are key in making this palette glam. But if glam is not your thing, timbers and other matte colours give this palette a modest feel. Plants also compliment these rooms, especially ones with lime green foliage which gives respite from the darkness.
This palette lends itself to old world glamour and Hollywood regency styles. Be brave, and lavish your room with eclectic finds. Go and get those old paintings out and feature them! If you don’t own any, pop over to vinnies and buy some large framed paintings in similar colours and spray the frames navy, black or gold. This will tie the artworks together no matter frame they have.
The thing I love most about these rich colours is they ensure big sculptural velvet couches and arm chairs have a place, as well as the display of many beautiful things. I just want to jump into these photos and snuggle!