Monday, April 11, 2011

Strawberry Red & Aqua Blue

Every Monday I thought I would bring to you a post about colour combinations that work. So this is my first one for you.
All these images make me smile - it is such a bright a cheery pairing of two colours- perfect for the beginning of this week.


I love these two colours when the emphasis is on the white background with the red and aqua used in smaller measures. In the image above the red stool, lampshade and bottle are what draws the eye immediately and then the blue of the wallpaper and objects on the shelves jump out.



The wallpaper and tiles look like they are straight out of a Cath Kidstone advert (she's a fabulous English designer famous for her flowery prints...I'll do a post on her sometime soon) Such a pretty toilet! 



Being a white and pastels devotee this combination is too bright for my own interior but I appreciate the magic that happens when these two colours are used together.


What a great idea for the wall behind the cot- scapbook card...simple and cost effective! I adore the cot- I would love this for my little girl Lani - she would look so cute in it.


A bit of quirkiness for the start of the week.
x

13 comments:

McCarthy Designs said...

Hi Emma, popped over to visit you from Simone's and I am, happy to say that I am your newest follower! Have a great week. xx

Jane said...

Hi Emma Just stopped by, thanks to Simone. I've been waiting for you to start blogging since she first posted about you! J x

Flick, said...

Simone sent me over, I just love your blog and am going to follow along too! Love the colour combo too :)
Flick

Samantha said...

Hi Emma, what a lovely blog. Have a great week.

LINDA from OEKE said...

Hi Em. Found you via Virginia's 'Blue Fruit' blog. Welcome to blog land. Have fun (-: Linda

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Lovely colour combination. I am also a Cath Kidston fan - I visited her London shop once - what a treat! You have a lovely blog - I am your newest follower. x Sharon

Letitia Linke - The White Shed said...

Hi Emma, delighted to have found your blog via Simone! Huge white and linen lover here. Letitia xx

Em from Faded White Linen said...

Thank you all for coming over and saying hello- Simone is the loviest to have introduced me to you all and I have some big creative boots to follow in our family- she is one talented girl.
Em xx

Melissa said...

Hi Em....i love you back BIG time!!

I want that cot and patchwork wall also...heaven!!

Thanks for finding *us*...

Melissa xx

Brenda Watts said...

Loving these colors......so uplifting on a dark spring day on PEI.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hey you,

Well, I have to say I knew I was going to follow you within about two seconds of arriving here. I've had a lovely browse through your past posts too. I LOVE your blog!! I'm totally your newest follower.

And, wow, you're so new with your blog! If you need any a hand with anything (though it looks as though you have it all completely in hand) then let me know and it'd be a pleasure to help.

Sarahx

PhotoPuddle said...

I agree this colours are so bright and striking.

Great new blog by the way!

Concrete Jungle said...

Lovely new blog....the perfect rather ancient colour combination...
I will be posting about it soon from a visit to Beijing this past week...
Charlotte Moss does it so well too!