This week on Weekend Colour Inspiration we are revisiting a scheme from last July which was hugely popular and has actually informed part of a colour scheme we are working on at the moment, so we thought we’d pop back for a bit…
This series of blogs, published each Friday takes a colour palette from Design Seeds as inspiration for a colour scheme for an interior – with us picking some key accessories to suit your newly painted room. Get decorating this weekend with help from our Weekend Colour Inspiration mood board.
This weeks Weekend Colour Inspiration board comes in the form of some Raven Tones:
Not only is this a fantastic picture, it is also a lovely, lush and rich colour scheme. Quite dark and moody and just a little bit gothic – we are taking this into a living space today.
It it bold, but we would take that throaty red straight onto the walls – it has got enough pink in it to not get too bloody, but it would create a lovely warm and enclosing snug style space. If this is just a little too bold for you, one wall could be picked out in this colour, with the pale greys used on the surrounding walls. Good focus walls would be the fireplace wall (if you have one) or the wall directly behind a sofa – add a great piece of dark and moody art on the wall to make it really interesting.
So, here are our picks of lovely, eco friendly, recycled and reclaimed bits and bobs to produce and interior based on the lovely raven colour scheme above.
First up – the sofa. We would hunt down a secondhand, slightly battered, black chesterfield sofa from a secondhand store, auction house or Ebay.
Sitting this with the red walls really starts to make a bit of a statement.
These lovely vintage styled cushions from RE bring a bit of sparkle to the room, but still retain the darkness we are looking for.
And to get some of the red in, we would chose this lovely Hare cushion by Helen Mcallister we found on Folksy.
Getting some silver in there – how about these great, fairtrade metal picture frames? Get a stack and arrange them on the wall in a random pattern.
A throw is an essential item for the sofa and this lovely fairtrade recycled wool throw fits the grey bill nicely – only £49 from EcoCentric
If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace in the room, you need a log basket. Alternatively, you could still use one of these great recycled rubber tyre baskets and fill it with newspapers and books. Perfect.
Alternatively, you could go for this very dark trunk, which is made from recycled tyres by Tread. Sized at a great 100cm x 50cm, it would make the perfect coffee table.
We spotted this vintage Indian clock on Etsy – it does not work, but for those who want a project…we’ll race you as it’s current owner lives in Brighton!
A bit of movement never goes down badly and this beautiful Swallow mobile from Nigel’s Eco Store picks up both the black and red perfectly. Position it near a window so it catches a little breeze.
Need a bit of art? How about these great vintage inspired prints by British artist You Mother Punker on Folksy.
Just so it doesn’t get too dark and serious, how about these sugar skull cushions from Suzi on Etsy? A bargain at only £15 or so each.
And lastly, you need a fantastic light. They do not come much better than this awesome Steampunk, handmade vintage, adjustable light from Historic Lighting. Choose a nice grey /silver fabric cable to fit into the colour scheme. We love it.
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