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COLOUR SCHEMES: SPECKLED TANAGER

COLOUR SCHEMES: SPECKLED TANAGER

A few weeks ago I did a colour scheme based on the Mallard duck. Notice a theme happening here?! Today's palette is based on the Speckled Tanager, an exotic bird with almost acid like feathers. 

I'll be sharing my thoughts behind these colour schemes and how you can make them work in your space. 

FOUNDATIONS

The main base colour here is the turquoise. Designers Guild have a wicked ombre wallpaper that you could use as a feature. Use the lighter tone of the turquoise as a wall colour. Try Farrow & Ball's Teresa's Green.

PRIMARY COLOUR

Acid yellow is a bit too much to be used all over your walls (though seriously, go for it if you're daring enough), so it makes a great colour to use for statement pieces around the room. This Chanda Rug from Anthropologie will bring the colour without going OTT. 

SECONDARY COLOUR

Black works as a great anchoring colour here, and can be used on chairs, accessories and ornaments. These black Esbjorn chairs from Ikea are affordable and would look great around the dining table or as occasional chairs against this colour palette.

TO ADD TEXTURE AND WARMTH 

A great way to add texture, warmth and make your space feel more lived in and real, is to add a great vintage sideboard, table or wardrobe. The warm orangey tones of teak will look great against the more modern acidic colours. Get a similar piece to the one above here. 

So what do you think of the Speckled Tanager palette? Do you think you could make it work in your home?

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