Splashes of colour

March 21, 2012

Well following on from last week’s Gallery theme of Light, in which I showed you rather a lot of colour (and light) in my photos taken on Waterloo Bridge at sunset, this week’s theme is actually colour. So I decided to take some pictures in our house, to show you how I’ve used colour to decorate.

My natural instinct is always to go for white or neutral walls and then add splashes of colour (the white on the walls in the sitting room is actually ‘Gallery White’ and it changes colour according to the light  -so first thing in the morning it looks quite blue)…












I use orange to accentuate a lot…












and I love the deep red of these candlesticks, which are from Denmark




















But in No 1 Son’s room I decided to really go for colour and painted one entire wall silver, which contrasts well with the blue of the other walls (and the canvas prints of Darth, Steve and Che).

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  • Claire @ Bad Fiction March 25, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Love orange. Possibly my favourite colour, although I am a green fiend too!

  • Kirsty March 22, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Love the orange bowl!

  • QWERTY Mum March 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I’m trying to be a bit braver with colour splashes – very effective

  • Lou March 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Cool pics 🙂

  • fivegoblogging March 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Love an accent colour but I struggle to choose just one thereby defeating the object!

  • Notmyyearoff March 21, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Love that orange bowl!!

  • Rosie Scribble March 21, 2012 at 10:20 am

    You could get a small family in that bowl.

  • sarah March 21, 2012 at 9:57 am

    i love that orange bowl!!

  • L-plate Mummy March 21, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I LOVE the cushion in the first pic and love the idea that the wall paint changes colour according to the light. Fab!

  • Mum2BabyInsomniac March 21, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I love the photo of the orange bowl x

  • Potty Mummy March 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I recognise that cushion! Did you happen to acquire it at the JL Christmas pre-launch by any chance? (We were chatting over cupcakes, as I recall…)

  • Kelloggsville March 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I like the idea of Gallery white.

  • Funky Wellies March 21, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Can’t quite decide which photo I prefer! The orange bowl is fab…

  • Helen Spencer March 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Fab orange bowl, but the pairing (tripling?)of Steve, Darth and Che is genius!!!!!!