Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Color Crush - Burgundy and Orange

With Fall comes a migration toward warmth and coziness. We crave thick, woven textures and layers of rich color. Our tastes often follow Mother Nature as she transforms our surroundings from chartreuse, watermelon, and sunflower to moss, oxblood, and cinnamon. Textiles in velvet, wool, cashmere, and faux fur give us tactile comfort.

I'm currently crushing on the combination of burgundies with shades of orange. These hues together are artfully bold and fearless. When muted down with less contrast, they evoke a feeling of luxury and sophistication. I am swooning over the velvet sofa and ottoman, below, paired with the deep wall color and hits of grey and white.  The richness of these tones envelope the room in a warm glow.

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To enhance this already-luscious pumpkin and cabernet color scheme, in the photo below, lavender adds just a hint of femininity.  Textural wall coverings and antique gold accents suggest luxury; while white, lavender, and a playfully-shaped headboard keep this bedroom from feeling too weighty or serious.  


Shades of bordeaux and spice also make fabulous fashion statements.  Classic silhouettes and simple, elegant styling create gorgeous looks in the next photo.  Who wouldn't love to wrap themselves in this lush fur jacket or arrive in style in the beautiful ensemble and coat?



Inspired by these colors and photos, I designed a faux floral arrangement with thistle, succulents, and branches in a burgundy cachepot.  A vintage book and some fruits of the season complete my vignette.  


What color combinations are you loving right now?  I hope this post gives you some inspiration for looking at color in a fresh, new way.  Have a great week, Friends!

Julie


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