Our final source of inspiration for developing a color palette for your home is….(of course my favorite!)
Often a client shows me a favorite piece of china and from there we start our color/design concept. A few years ago , a client that I had worked with on many projects came to me with a piece of Ralph Lauren china that she had seen and really loved . Actually, it was two coordinating patterns and from these two pieces we developed a color palette for her home.
Previously the home’s design had been very traditional in design and now my client felt like she wanted a change and ask for a more “transitional” design using colors in these china patterns. From the red in the pattern, we started in the kitchen. The aqua in the accent pattern , along with the red was the primary palette in the kitchen and sitting area.
From there we moved into the formal living and dining area, with red, but in a much more rose shade and added a lot of aqua mixed with taupe and gold.
You can see that what started as a pattern dominated by red, became a color palette that had more aqua, but with accents of red, rose, taupes, and blues from the accent pattern.
Even a monochromatic china pattern such as the latest pattern to arrive at Chestnut Cottage, Country Estate in Blue from Juliska can be combined with a variety of colors…greens, golds, and taupes, to establish a comprehensive palette for your entire home!
Use your patterns to select not only paint colors, but fabric, wallcoverings, rugs, and accessories.
Study the china patterns in your collections and be inspired to develop a palette that you will love to live with!