Anyone brought up in the British Isles is sure to recognise this little dude, the Mallard. Seemingly present around any pond, river or lake, I recently noticed just how many colours and tones exist on the old Mallard, colours that on the thought of it wouldn't work together but they do.  

Here are my thoughts behind this colour scheme inspiration.



All of these bold tones need a foundation and it comes in the form of the main body area and our most neutral colour which can be used on walls and soft furnishings. This Next Chunky Knit throw is cosy and warm, and I recommend either London Stone or Oxford Stone from Farrow & Ball as a paint choice. 


The most striking tone is that of a petroleum type emerald green. Not quite the purest with just a hint of blue. I love this beautiful armchair by Amy Somerville which kick starts this colour palette and would add a bold, sophisticated statement to any room.


The secondary pop of colour comes in the form of the acid orange webbed feet. This cushion from Zara Home does this orange well.


The monochrome accents of the Mallard's body add some weight to this palette. Keep it natural though, organic patterns such as this Ikat print cushion add to the scheme without dominating.


Deep Space Blue paint from Little Green is the perfect feature colour. Think inside cornices, bookshelves, inside cabinets, decorative items...


Would you try out the Mallard palette?

S x

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