3.18.2009

burnt orange+ sky blue

Do you ever find yourself loving unexpected color combinations? Yesterday I was trying to help a coworker brainstorm color combos for her new baby's room and out of nowhere I found myself suggesting burnt orange and sky blue. Not quite sure where it came from but after some thought I really do think these complementary colors create a lovely look!

(via antonis achilleos)

(via trevor dixon)

(via palmer weiss)
Yours thoughts?

31 comments:

paula said...

I do love this combo. It's a fresh new look to the blue and red combo.

Joyce said...

This is a nice combo and I think it would be fun for a baby's room. I don't think you see this color combo too much in a baby room so I say go for it. It could be fun! Keep us posted if these are the colors.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

I absolutely love this color combination. Gorgeous!

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

i am all for a little colour clashing, this combo is gorgeous, great for a baby's room too!

ps, loving the new layout, what did you do to get it to 3 cols? {if you don't mind me asking of course}, i've been trying to change mine & can't find anything that works, a web designer offered the service at $200! but i just thought it'd be a simple process! would really appreiciate any help you can give :)

xx

Blair said...

Glad you like it Tina! I found some really easy instruction to edit the HTML. I will e-mail the link to you!

wunderbug said...

i LOVE orange, but until today hadn't really considered combining it with sky blue, either.

great suggestion!

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

I really like this combo, both colors match each other.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

These look cute, I'm just not a huge burnt orange fan in general. Bright blue and bright orange (colors of the University of Virginia) is one of my favorite combos, though!

SimplyGrove said...

This is a great color combo!! I love that second image!

summer said...

sensational color combo!
i love it. those drapes in the last photo are stunning!

Jess Constable said...

What a great color combo :)... maybe it would be a good fit for my new Astor Collection...

Also I wanted to give you the heads up: I gave a shout out to yesterday's post about necklines on my blog with "Dressing Charlotte" this morning.

Have a great day!

anonymously chic said...

oh wow those curtains and that chair are amazing. orange isn't my favorite color and i'm a bit shy with using it, but this combination really works. i think i'll have to try it (i'll start small:)

M said...

The combi of those two colors looks so fresh. The Hermnes orange is really growing on me.

Blair said...

Thank you Jess! Love the pieces you picked for Charlotte:)

Couture Carrie said...

This is definitely my favorite complementary color combo - those curtains are gorgeous!

xoxox,
CC

You are my fave... said...

These are the colors of my living room. And I didn't even plan it, it just happened. Love.

Heidi said...

OOO, I really like this. Blue and orange are so good together. However, it has to be just the right shades. For instance if you go to dark on the blue then it reminds me to much of the Broncos, my home team and I don't like that. But these colors are great!!!

bandelle said...

This would be such a lovely combination for a baby's room. It's fresh and modern but still very soft.

Kylie

Lee said...

A beautiful colour combination for either adult or child!

Rachel Mallon said...

Definite classic color scheme you can't go wrong with! Love your inspiration!

Georgia B. said...

works for me! i LOVE orange with anything.

hope you don't mind, but i referenced your orange posts and your blog in my last post—all about orange.

twin2trip said...

I'm loving this idea.

Love your blog and love that you are doing it from Jackson Hole. I miss living up that way.

I'll be back.

Courtney said...

This is quite lovely together.

I was ooh-ing and awe-ing. ha ha.

Beth Boudin said...

I LOVE THIS COLOR COMBO!!
I think I found my new favorite blog :]

great blog!!

<3 Beth

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh I love the blue and orange combo here! I never really thought that the two colors would compliment each other so well :)

p.s. I love the little blue flats!

tanya said...

I absolutely love this color combo and just 'stole' some of your pics to hide away in my "Inspiration" file....gorgeous!!

pve design said...

This color combo totally reminds me of "Ho Jo's" short for Howard Johnsons - we would go there for ice cream - I loved it then and now.

Lauren K said...

Oh yes, love this combo!

simplesong said...

great color combo .. haven't seen too much of it but love it!

Amy@Old Sweet Song said...

Yummy!

Amanda Mae said...

Love love LOVE blue and orange.