Sunday, July 31, 2011
Remember this? Kiera Knightly perfection in the movie Atonement....I'm inspired not only by her freakishly flat tummy, but by this particular shade of green: Emerald.
It's going to be big in fashion this fall, the Middleton sisters are HUGE fans of emerald.
I love a splash of leopard with my emerald, thank you very much! (people.com)
I'm also noticing this trend of mismatched colors, which I think is really nifty. I keep trying to convince a client I'm working with right now that her blue lamp does not have to be the same exact blue as her drapes....she's not buying it. But mismatchey-ness creates some tension that I quite like, do you agree? (glitterguide.com)
Speaking of blue....I am all over the cool end of the rainbow spectrum anymore. I imagine this photo is photoshopped all to pieces, but it's a photo of the Northern Lights, via National Geographic. I want to live in this exact spot, forever. Sigh.
How to work it:
Keep it simple, with white and God's other favorite color-brown. (porterhousedesign.com)
I love that they extended the wall color onto the ceiling. Without all that white, and the ceiling mounted canopty it might be too heavy, but this works!
Just add a pop, and pair it with blue for a summery fresh feel. (blog.hgtv.com)
Stripe it with other shades of green. There's that toothpaste green again! (I recently painted the shutters on my house toothpaste green. I'm nothing, if not committed!) (designsponge.com)
Chinoise' it up! Emerald green is a perfect alternative for predictable red or royal blue, and looks great up against black lacquer... (Lonny Magazine/ Miles Redd)
...or zebra or any other black and white graphic print (bijouandboheme.blogspot.com)