|We have a small sitting area at the top of the stairs we'd like to redecorate. We are painting it and the adjacent open stairwell and hallway to the bedrooms BM #205, Simply Irresistible, which looks like French vanilla ice cream and a tad more yellow in bright light. We'll need curtains, a small end table and loveseat, a lamp, and artwork. There's also a bump-in on one wall that we'll turn into a desk area. We last decorated a room seven years ago, so I'm not sure what's current in color schemes.
I have a wall shelf in the sitting area that is painted deep turquoise where I display my great grandmother's handpainted china and some yellow and pink Depression glass pieces. This is the only area in the house where it looks good, so I plan to keep it here. It suddenly occurred to me to use the turquoise as part of the color scheme in curtains and/or loveseat. I love black as an accent and thought it might go good with turquoise and pale yellow, possibly in the lamp base or a black end table.
Is this a good color scheme? Will I be able to find ready-made curtains, loveseat, and accessories in these colors? How would you use these colors in the pieces we plan to buy?Thank you!
|Here is a Google image search of rooms using yellow, turquoise, and black. I think I like it! I especially like the dining room on the right end of the top row.|
Here is a link that might be useful: rooms using yellow, turquoise, and black
|Here is another site that might give you ideas ...she also "shops" by color. |
If you look on the right side of the page, you can link to the page with
products by color. I think it is updated daily.
Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.houseofturquoise.com/
|Thank you for the links! I was going to ask if red was an accent color, and both websites show pops of red. Of course, I'd need these shoes.|
|What immediately came to mind for me was white curtains with black ribbon trim 2 or 3 inches from the leading edge and 10" above the bottom. I love black and white with yellow, and with your turqoise cabinet, a pillow or two in a print on a white or pale yellow ground that uses some turquoise, a wee bit of pink, and a bit of black would be nice. |
If you are up for some drama, slipcover your loveseat in a turquoise and white awning stripe. To save the scheme from too much sweetness, you might use a black iron or rustic wooden end table, and a heavy aged brass candlestick lamp.
I wouldn't add red - with the pink in the cabinet, I think that's enough colors.
|Thank you for your ideas, bronwynsmom. I agree, I have to be careful that it doesn't end up too sweet. The display shelf, now that it's been rehung on the newly-painted wall, reads more teal than turquiose. |
I hadn't thought of using pink, but I like pink. I pulled two pillows off my sofa that have an embroidered floral with shades of rose, red, green and gold on a cream background, and they look nice on the loveseat, which is a neutral sage with wine-colored piping. So I might work around that until we replace the loveseat.
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