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Colour-Coded Inspiration: Red, White & Blue

By Marica

It seems the month of July is set to be a celebration of red, white, and blue. America celebrated their Independence Day on the 4th with their usual patriotic tricolour vigour, Andy Murray’s tennis triumph lead to surge in British nationalistic pride as he was the first Brit to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles in over 77 years, and then this coming weekend (the 14th to be exact) the French will be celebrating Bastille Day.

Now, when creating a room using the red, white, and blue colour combo consider keeping the white colour ratio high with pops of the brighter colours – this will insure a fresh interior. Do not to overdo the red and blue. You also don’t necessarily have to go the patriotic route and slap a flag everywhere – red, white, and blue colouring is closely associated with nautical design. Incorporate a handful of stripes and nautical baubles in your room to give it that maritime flair!

Sometimes… ever so often, I have the tiniest bit of flag envy. Don’t get me wrong – I love the South African flag and everything it stands for… but jeez louise it sure is difficult to incorporate that multicoloured design into an attractive interior.

Red White & Blue Colour-Coded Inspiration ǀ The Design Tabloid (1)

Featured Image via House and Home. From top right:  Gasby Lamp (Blue) – Pezula | Red Ceramic Rabbit – Sootcookie via Utique | Union Jack Egg Chair – Robert Thompson | Red Glass Medicine Bottle – Mr. Price Home |  Lithography on Limestone Tiles – Ruan Hoffmann via Africandy | Union Jack & Stars Scatter – Weylandts | Red Striped Cushion – Woolworths | Love Cushion – Mr. Price Home

Red White & Blue Colour-Coded Inspiration ǀ The Design Tabloid (2)

Featured Image: here. From top right:  Shweshwe Hearts Cushion – Design Kist via 5Rooms | Red Tolix Chair – Chair Crazy | Porcelain Tapas Bowls – Woolworths | Red Retro Kitchen Clock – @Home |  Pantone Storage Tins – 5Rooms | Little Man Lamp – David Krynauw via Africandy | Blue & White Cross Throw – Woolworths | UK Crown Scatter – Fundi via Shopscoop

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Colour of the Month – Bird’s Egg Blue

“Pale blue (or “Bird’s Egg Blue”) has been featured in many top fashion collections this season, including Giorgio Armani, Dior Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, Temperley London and Valentino. Pale blue aquamarine is also the birthstone for March, making it the perfect colour to go crazy for this month.” ~ Plascon

For helpful tips and tricks and to find out more about why pale blue has been chosen as the Plascon’s Colour of the Month for March: here.

Colour-Coded Inspiration – Blue

Hi, my name is Marica…and I am addicted to blue. I’m not ashamed to say it, whether it’s aqua, cobalt, indigo, robin’s egg, turquoise or ultramarine – blue attracts me like a magnet.

Blue is known for being a calming colour. It can be strong and steadfast (the deeper, darker hues) or light and friendly (the lighter, brighter hues). Did you know blue can help you sleep? Because of it’s calming effects is a perfect colour for bedrooms. However, too much blue could can just as easily depress and chill. In 1999 the wizards at Pantone named the light almost sky blue Cerulean the colour of the new millennium.

I found the following About.com explanation quite interesting:

“Blue conveys importance and confidence without being somber or sinister, hence the blue power suit of the corporate world and the blue uniforms of police officers. Long considered a corporate colour, blue, especially medium and darker blues, is associated with intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism.”

Feature Image via Pinterest. From top left: Gorgeous Blue Server – Tonic Design / Glass Votive Candle  – Mr. Price Home / Awesome Imported Chair by ParriCan be ordered through us! / Scatter Cushions – @Home / Turquoise Ceramic Pots  – Le Grange Interiors / Teal Velvet Quilt – Mr. Price Home / Indian Chest – Weylandts / Blue Glass Vases – @Home

Feature Image via House To Home. From top left: Blue Perspex Pendant Light – Can be ordered through us! / Gorgeous Ginger Jar Fabric from Hertex  – Can be ordered through us!  / Oriental Jar with Lid – Le Grange Interiors / Turquoise Protea Scatter Cushion – Mr. Price Home / Ruffled Scatter Cushion – @Home / Oriental Statue – Farriers / Blue Perspex Pendant Light – Can be ordered through us! / Striped Throw – Mr. Price Home / Blue Glass Pots – Le Grange Interiors / Ikat Cushions – Loads of Living / Perspex Stool – Marcel Wanders available through Crema Design

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