4.05.2010

just for fun {teal + chartreuse}

You are probably thinking really, teal and chartreuse? Yes, really! I have to admit I had to study this space a few times before I was sold on it. I think that it works well here because there is so much going on to distract the eye from the daring color and is pulled together so well in the accessories, especially the area rug and beaded chandelier.

(via ny social diary)
I could however do without some of the clutter!

34 comments:

chelsea said...

gorgeous!!

Lavender and Lilies said...

love the colors!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love this room! Would have never thought to put those colors together, but the room has so much to study. One could look and look again and still find interest.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I found your comment about the clutter funny, because I was totally thinking, 'Normally I wouldn't like so much STUFF, but I'm not sure it would work as well without it.' It's very full of life! In a good way!

Kelly

Kathysue said...

I like the colors and some of the elements but way to much going on for my eye. I would want to put some of the stuff somewhere else. I am a less is more kind of girl but the colors are great!! Kathysue

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

love at first site. it looks like a public library / hip coffee clatch. i'm sold!

aroundmytable said...

Not my kind of colour but I have to say the overall looks is great! The designed clutter as well.
Warm regards, Anna

Michele said...

I love these colors together! My couch is a chartreuse chesterfield sofa and I accented it with teal throw pillows. I get a lot of comments like "I would have never put these colors together but I like it".

Although I utilized those two colors together, my space isn't nearly this cluttered. It's almost claustrophobic looking in there! I think the trick to pulling off such bright colors together is keeping everything else very neutral.

Mariska Meijers said...

I am a fool for clutter and daring colour combinations so this space is right up my street! Deliciously inspiring.

Fee-AMore said...

Wow, i love how the work desk, chandelier, chairs blended into this space with the almost same teal colour!

Kerry said...

Ah, but it's very artful clutter don't you think?

Lori said...

I am in love with the color combination. In fact, it's in my great room and bedroom. :)

FEDERICA said...

The chandelier is gorgeous! Love these colours!
Hope you had a great Easter.
Federica
xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Love these colors!

Hope you are doing well, darling B!

xoxox,
CC

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

Such an awesome color palette. And how fun is this room, backed with books and art? Loving the pop of teal in the drop down desk...

Loving how large and wide these images are too, really let me look up close!

Erin said...

I never get tired of teal and chartreuse!!! That beaded chandelier is amazing!

Melissa Blake said...

i'm loving the chandelier!

The Shiny Pebble said...

How unique. Me too on the chandelier love. I just don't think that the wall colour would be very flattering to my complexion.

Down and Out Chic said...

i think it's a fantastic color combo and it definitely has a retro feel. love it!

The Design Notebook said...

I love it!

paula said...

normally I would say too much, but this is just stunning.

pamwares said...

The teal beaded chandelier is breath taking.

Caroline @ youngDCliving said...

What a cool room! That must be one of the hardest paint colors to pull off, but it looks amazing here! I love the wall that is covered in frames, and the wild bookshelf tucked away in the corner looks great, too.

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely smitten by this room - the colors, the furniture; even the "clutter"!!!

Courtney said...

I love the combination but it isn't for everyone. I think a study nook like this one is perfect for a colour explosion. : )

susie q said...

Oh my gosh -- that chandelier is absolutely beautiful. And I love chartreuse. Maybe not quite as much as in these photos. But, the combination of chartreuse and turquoise is beautiful.

ashlina said...

wow what a fantastic place. drop dead gorgeous!

Christine Spliid said...

Wow, on first sight it looks stunning, but I'm not sure how comfortable and relaxing the atmosphere is because of the color??

John Taylor said...

Daring color? Yep. Too much going on to distract the eye? Yep. But then I had a 2nd and 3rd look on the last image just to grasp the finer detail of the layout. The walls look stunning.
John Taylor,
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Dianne Rohr said...

Love it! I would have added a bit more of the teal!

Anonymous said...

What clutter? Maybe you were referring to Tina Fey's creative chaos. That sunflower bouquet at the center feels like the central Jesus in The Last Supper.

There might be problems with dusting off stuff, though.

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Jen of Made By Girl said...

2 colors that I love TOGETHER! :)

Jen Ramos
madebygirl.blogspot.com

Christina said...

I painted my bathroom wall this same color! Love the mix with turquoise!

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