17 October 2011

Accent Colour - Main Living Space

I like a pretty neutral base colour scheme.  So, in the new house, this will be a dark timber floor, taupe/grey walls, a mostly white kitchen and a wallpapered feature wall with a navy pattern.

I was tossing up either red or yellow the last hit of colour in the space, and had pretty much decided on red.  I must say, red as an interior colour often throws a little 'bogan', but with the navy and very select use, I was looking forward to it...

Until...  I watched the latest episode of 'Sarah 101' (have I mentioned my love for Sarah Richardson's work here yet?) and fell in love with this space.

This image doesn't show the true beauty of the room, but more images are available here.

Pros for yellow as our accent colour:
- It is Husband's favourite colour
- It gets along very well with grey
- There are lots of yellow homewares available at the minute

- Telling people our colour scheme includes blue and yellow!  That is so late nineties/early 2000s.  Our first house was blue and yellow, with a beachy theme.

Well, it looks like the pros outweigh the cons, and everything old is new again!!

What accent colour are you using in your home?


  1. I also prefer a neutral base colour scheme and like to include a lot of white! Choosing an accent colour was really tough for me. In the end we selected a muted 'farmhouse' red in most of the living areas. The bedroom is a little different, with black accents making for a more sophisticated space. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. I love the yellow. But then I love Sarah's work too:)

  3. Hi M,

    I find your blog post really interesting. I like your sense of taste in interior design. I'd like to contact you further - please e-mail me at taylor.w@arcadianhome.com

    Best Regards,

    Taylor Wilson


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