Monday, May 2, 2011

Hint From Nature - Yellow & Green

I'm back with my Colour Combinations series - apologies about not doing last Mondays' but what with Easter and the public holidays I missed here I am now.

With all this footage covering the Wedding in London, I noticed the abundance of flowers all over the City in particular yellow flowers and it got me thinking about the use of yellow and green in interiors. It's not a widely used combination but none the less it is one that works...let's take our cue from nature. If it works outside then its going to work inside.

I love the subtlety of the yellow here with the hint of orange as a little zing. The sofa colour is sublime.

 Daffodils - the flower of spring (in Europe anyway!) These bright greens and yellows here have a real joyful effect in a bright and cheery way.

Doesn't this wallpaper give the bedroom a REAL wow factor. Amazing! The flower is so bold and strong in size but also quite subdued and I believe this is achieved in the tone of the yellow and green - it isn't in your face at all.

This bathroom is so warm and welcoming with the buttercup yellow cabinetry and sage green walls.



Angela Steyn said...

Do you know I've never really loved the combo of yellow and green... too Aussie or something... BUT you have made me look at it with fresh eyes! I love the top image - just gorgeous!

Ang x

Em from Faded White Linen said...

I didn’t even think about it being the Aussie colours – poor form from me! Not an obvious combo for me either but when I saw these images I too was converted. The tone of the two is the clincher I think – has to be subdued I think. x