Even though a lot of the designs we produce are based around very sophisticated, neutral palettes, such as blues and greens, there are times when I like to let my hair down and really let loose with color. Last week I was working with one of my Houston interior design clients who is crazy for bright hues like fuchsia, burnt ochre, raspberry and lavender, and it got me thinking about some of my favorite jewel-toned combinations…
(Source: Elle Decor)
There is something just so delicious about combining vibrant hot pink tones with the cooler shades of lilac and lavender – the end result is unashamedly feminine, bold and full of personality.
(Source: House of Design and Style)
It’s a combination I think could work in any setting, not just a bedroom. Of course, concentrated colors like these suit private spaces better, but set against a more neutral pale cream or sand, I think the fuchsia and lavender combo could work very well in a lounge or even dining room.
(Source: The Southern Eclectic)
I like the idea of introducing print and texture into the mix too – as long as your base colors are essentially complementary, you can experiment with patterns and prints that go well together.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the project I just completed was looking for the perfect fabrics. I fell in love with these prints by Mulberry for Lee Jofa, which just show how a room can really be brought alive with the right kind of fabrics.
More fabulous color schemes coming up in our Crazy for Color Series… keep watching this space!