“Designer’s Notebook”: Shades of Blue Plus Orange!

Designer Notebook presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Designer Notebook presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Recently while I was in DC speaking at the Washington Design Center, I did a little work in the Scalamandre showroom.  One of the things that  I found were some interesting “shades of blue” plus orange!  I had just completed my book event, where I had set a tabletop also of shades of blue plus orange, so I was already in the frame of mind.

Designer Notebook presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

In the Scalamandre showroom, I found some lovely fabrics from the Spring 2015 collection, as well as from the Fall 2015 collection.  What really caught my eye that day were these two beautiful fabrics, Jaipur Paisley and Nanjing!

Designer Notebook presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Designer Notebook presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Jaipur Paisley

Designer Notebook presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Nanjing

I loved the print’s interesting color combination of orange, shades of blue and tans and browns.  This print is crisp and beautifully printed.  Both fabrics are so classic, which is likely why I was drawn to them.

The Fall 2015 collection had several fabrics that would make  a great design concept with these two fabrics.  Some of my favorites to add to these fabrics were Chi’en Dragon Linen Print in Indigo, Shagreen in Delft, Marrakesh Weave Coral or Navy, and perhaps their Leopard Velvet Tape in Indigo!

I might use a neutral paint to add to this concept…one of my favorites is Benjamin Moore’s Historic color Shaker Beige  HC-45.

Designer Notebook presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

Or maybe a deeper tone of brown , such as  Benjamin Moore Raisin #1237 or Benjamin Moore Sorrel Brown #1236 …trimmed in a soft, creamy white!

Designer Notebook presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

This would be a nice color scheme for many different rooms.  I might use this  color scheme in a bedroom,  living room, or a library.  In addition to painted walls, this scheme would also  be lovely against a deep brown toned wood paneled wall!  I suppose I just can’t get away from “shades of blue”!

Designer Notebook presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

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3 Responses to “Designer’s Notebook”: Shades of Blue Plus Orange!

  1. franki says:

    Jaipur Paisley and Nanjing are gorgeous!! I am SO FEELING vintage metallic bronze with these…think…I’m about to commit to painting moulding in our lower level with this color and I’m so wanting Jaipur and Nanjing pillows now…and tomorrow…etc. etc. etc. franki

  2. Kathryn Greeley says:

    Glad you love it Franki!

  3. Cindy Weis says:

    Such beautiful, warm and inviting colors and fabrics, makes me want to change everything. Can’t believe fall is in full swing here in the Midwest.

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