Thursday, August 13, 2009

Inspiration to go bold with color and/or pattern

I'm probably a bit braver when it comes to pattern than color - even though I love color so much - especially the jewel tones that are so abundant right now. I think I run into issues choosing a color - so I always fall back on neutrals, grays, or whites. The more I seek out bright colors and patterns, however, the easier it is to imagine using them in my apartment.

Blue and white is possibly my favorite palette - and I love the white chair with the bold blue flower motif.


If your mixing patterns - especially with a wallpaper pattern - make sure the scale of the wallpaper pattern is unique - no other object should have the same scale pattern. Notice that the scale of the rug pattern is larger than the wallpaper.
via BHG

The blue and pink make for instant romance. The headboard is actually a really affordable DIY - mirror tiles from Ikea.
via Sunset Magazine



via House Beautiful

via Domino Magazine

12 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB bold designs... j'adore colour!!!

Down Pillow said...

Some really nice photos - love the second one :)

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Love that gold dining nook! And the black and white foyer. I think I could live with those!

Berry said...

I love the greenish-gold dining area! It's just so cheerful!

Vitania said...

These are definitely bold - great colour combos. Despite my love for colour, I am still the Queen of Neutral.. blah blah boring I know...;-)

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apartments in manila said...

I’m not really a fan of patterned interior design, but this images you posted are just beautiful.

it jobs said...

oh I love the vibrant color of the second photo, very cozy. I can you sense a joyful ambiance of the entire room.

Missy Luukkonen said...

Gorgeous! I love them, the blue and white room is my favorite!

Sue said...

I love the paper in the bathroom!

Nuit said...

I am a huge fan of mixing patterns, I love the results!! your image selection is impeccable!! happy weekend! xo

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

The blue and white palette is one of our favorites as well. Love the yellow sunny kitchen. Yellow in a room with natural sunlight is always amazing!

Lovely Little Nest said...

That citrus-colored dining room is so pretty!

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