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Soft Bright Colour Inspiration.

Soft Bright Colour Inspiration.

Today's little blog post is all about beautiful soft bright colour inspiration. sometimes you can just see something lovely when you are out and about, and it can give you an idea for a whole new colour theme for a room or an outfit. Davinder and I are seriously snap happy when it comes to capturing colour and lovely images either on our phones or with the canon camera. Colour is all around us its hard not to be inspired and walk by with out a quick picture. colour themes can come from the most simple objects. Today I have gathered these images together for your enjoyment. I hope it will inspire some new use of colour for you wether its in your home or a new outfit or a creative project.

We spotted these stunning small mugs in John Lewis just the other week, I love all of them both the colour and the shape. They are by Sophie Conran for Portmeirion. 

find them at the link here

https://www.johnlewis.com/sophie-conran-for-portmeirion-honey-pot-mug/p3059245?colour=Celadon

This simple portrait from the house at the National Trust's Acorn Bank offers a lovely colour palate, with the tones of the fire surround and the painted wall behind the picture. The painting is of Dorothy Una Ratcliffe the former owner of the house. All the different hues in this picture along with the dark outfit and the pop of colour in her shawl laid over her arm make a wonderful colour theme for any room. Don't just look at the painting itself but also its surroundings. 

Love these soft pastel colour cushions with splashes of metallic found in Oliver Bonas.

Link here

https://www.oliverbonas.com/homeware/sage-metallic-splatter-cushion-46909#bundle=132:179;133:178

colour and shape can inspire a theme, there are so many hexagon objects in homeware right now.

we loved these pastel drawers we spotted again in Oliver Bonas.

Link here 

https://www.oliverbonas.com/jewellery/eva-five-drawer-jewellery-box-39946

I've had this pretty Sara Midda's book for many years, but its one of those books that has formed part of my decorating themes in many of the places I've lived. the coloured stripes on the book jacket are so inviting the pages inside are equally inviting and the illustrations charming. I could not find a website for Sara Midda but I did find this lovely blog post on her pretty books, well worth a read by 'Colour Living Blog'.

http://www.colourlivingblog.co.uk/sara-midda/

sometimes a simple blue door and turquoise crackled and pealing paint can be great inspiration, this picture was snapped in Whitehaven. 

I love Naomi's pop of yellow in her joules rain jacket against these old barn doors.

If these ice-cream colours don't inspire you to get creative they will certainly tempt you to fancy some ice-cream. 

And the famously colourful houses in Notting hill London such a pretty colour scheme.

Davinder viewing this painting in the Tate modern is a great colour palate.

We love these pretty plates from Sainsbury's such simple colours that fit a soft bight theme. Available in store now.

Even these lovely soft wool fibres used for craft felting are appealing to me and make a wonderful colour palate.

You could literally take any of these images I've shared and print one out and pick out the colours for a interior project of craft project. single out the colours with colour chips from a paint company or fabric swatches. perhaps create a little sketch book with your theme and magazine tears, all of this will help you to create the look you want. But don't be afraid to experiment with colour and be bold in your decisions like a strong bright yellow against a soft bright turquoise like Naomi in the picture above.

I hope you find this post useful and it helps you to find new colour palates for yourself, the inspiration is everywhere.

Till next time 

Caroline x

 

Designers Guild

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Acorn Bank In April

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