Inspired by both the beautiful daffodils and sunflowers in all the florist shops at the moment and Alexia Biggs’ post on the Moore Park Supa Centa blog, I started to think about colour and how, every day, it influences me.
The power and influence that colour can have over our lives can’t be understated. It can transform the way our homes look and how we live in them. Colour can have a powerful impact on how we feel; it can stimulate or soothe, but it can also have a negative impact in the wrong environment.
Over the next few blogs, we’re going to take a look at how we take a colour and add contrasting and complementary colours for our our living spaces.
Alexia’s post about the colour yellow is a great starting point. Yellow is a primary colour, so can be combined with pretty much any colour on the spectrum. Yellow is such an optimistic colour, it can make you feel dynamic and positive. Bringing yellow into your living space, gives a feeling of warmth and happiness. However, it can also overstimulate your senses, so use the colour sparingly in bedrooms.
Using yellow as the accent colour, here are some combinations we love in living spaces:
Background fabric Awning Stripe Acid Yellow $55 p/m. Cushions from left: Linen cushion POA, $145, $70, $150. Teddy bear $30, Yellow and aqua felt ribbon $1.95 p/m, Owl Doorstop $69, Bird Lampbase $195, Lampshade $186.
Designers Guild Daisy Patch Quilt 140cm x 200cm $345, Raggedy Anne doll $59.50, balls of felt ribbon $1.95 p/m, Rabbit $34.95, Yellow basket $49.50, Ikat Spot Cushion Pink $95 (cover only), Barmer Pink cushion $80 (cover only), Designers Guild cushion $185 (cover and insert), Designers Guild Savine dip dyed cushion in Graphite $125 (cover and insert), 2.5 metre fabric remnant Ohio Ticking in Olive $65, 6 x Green napkins $33.
Colour can transform your living space and how you feel about it… When you know how to use it, colour can make an ordinary space something very, very special…