It’s been awhile since I last wrote about paint and colours. Instagram always inspires me to write about certain topics as readers are so much more active in leaving comments over there as to here – which I find a shame. Anyhow, it was this image of my living room that inspired me to write this post.
Before I start decorating, setting up a good colour scheme is key. I need to know where I’m going and I can’t do that without a colour scheme. So how do I choose the colours to work with in my home? Wallpaper …
This Birds & Roses wallpaper by Cath Kidston is my all time favourite. I love the pastels mixed with navy blue set on a off white base. It may look like a busy wallpaper but it’s definitely not, as the pattern is repeating quite quickly and the base colour of the wallpaper is so light.
I only use Farrow & Ball paint colours, always as I love the greyish colours. My walls go Slipper Satin as they match the wallpaper’s base colour, windows, floors and ceiling go All White as I like contrast and it shows off the beautiful architecture of our home and I used Light Blue for the mantle because it’s matching the most dominant colour (green) in the wallpaper.
The next step is finding the right stuff that fits within the colour scheme. I try to find books, vases and other bits and pieces that match the rest of the stuff. There will not be something orange or purple in my home as it will totally clash with the rest. Working this way makes it easier for me and it saves a lot of money too as I will not buy something that’s all wonderful but doesn’t go with the rest so ends up in the attic.
But sometimes a little orange fox is allowed to sneak in, alas … foxes aren’t pink.