27 Jan 14
Colour by Nature: Inky Blues

One of the key elements of creating a successful colour scheme is colour harmony. Colour should create a sense of balance and order and  should be neither boring nor chaotic. It should create visual interest but shouldn’t overwhelm. Choosing colours for a room or an event theme can be a daunting task to many people but we are here to say embrace colour and its amazing ability to create atmosphere and change your mood!

The best place to look for examples is in nature. Her harmonious designs are nothing but inspiring, so we thought we would bring you examples every month to get you scheming. And here’s the very first… Inky Blues.

To help you on your way with styling your space using inky blues, here are som­­e of our top picks inspired by our first nature image.

This gorgeous rug, by Ziga Rugs is the perfect way to thread this colour scheme through a room. The silk adds a wondrously soft texture and really helps to add life and lustre to darker tones.


Equally rich and oh-so-much-fun-to-touch is this ink blue velvet chesterfield from West Elm.


Earthy brown furniture and accent pieces, like Hans Wegner’s classic Wishbone Chair in walnut and wood pots by Orson and Blake, will help ground the space.

Wishbone-for-web orsona-nd-blake

You can carry the theme through to your tableware too! The ‘From The Deep’ range from Anthropolgie is stunning (plus we can’t walk past a quirky find!). Pair it with these napkins from LittleBluNest (Etsy) for that red accent colour-pop, add some coral, candles and hydrangeas and you’re well on your way to a stylish, unique dinner party decor.

anthropologie-deep  red napkin

A final nod to the image that inspired the pallet, this canvas print from United Artworks completes the theme!


Himal rug in Aqua by Ziga Rugs  (172 x 243cm, 100 knots, Chinese Silk); Chester Tufted Upholstered Soft by West Elm (velvet, solid wood frame and chocolate stained legs); Hans Wegner’s classic Wishbone Chair from Authentic Design; Chocolate Wood Pots from Orson and Blake; From The Deep range of dinnerware by Anthropologie (stoneware, dishwasher and microwave safe); Red Stripe Cloth Napkins by LittleBLuNest (Etsy); Deep Indigo Canvas Print from United Artworks.




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