Friday, February 5, 2010

Relaxed Refinement

The color green represents nature, freshness and jealousy. In interiors, designers have always looked for inspiration in nature. Since green is a calming color, different variations of it have always been brought into interiors.

The bedroom is a private space where you need to feel at ease. Designers often use the combination of chartreuse, apple green, and creme for a soft color scheme. To achieve the desired subtle effect, it's best to use cool colors that will give you a sense of calmness and relaxation.

Photo 1 courtesy of Veranda, designer Mary Douglas Drysdale, photography Ron Blunt
Photo 2 courtesy of House & Garden, designer Alessandra Branca, photography Melanie Acevedo
Photo 3 courtesy of Veranda, designer Piero Catellini, photography Jacques Dirand
Photo 4 Southern Accents on color, photography Tria Giovan
Photo 5 designer Alessandra Branca, Photography Thibault Jeanson


Things That Inspire said...

Beautiful post! I love the image of the Alessandra Branca room. I am about to start reading her book, and this image makes me look forward to seeing more of her work!

I am working on a post right now that one of these pictures ties into beautifully - I will link to your blog.

Picture of Elegance said...

Thank you. Alessandra's interiors are always luxurious, and I keep referring to her book.


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