Small update: a new shade of Green in the bedroom

June 25, 2019

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A short post from me today, we are off to Porto this morning for our first city break as a family. But I wanted to pop on and show you a small update in the bedroom which I painted over the weekend. It came about in part because plans for our first ever proper kitchen refurb are under way (blog post with details to follow) and I’ve chosen my colour for the kitchen (walls and ceiling). The colour we’re going with is Ammonite by Farrow & Ball, a warm neutral that in some lights feels like a barely-there-grey and in others like a smokier warmer very natural shade. It verges on pastel for me and is just what I’m looking for in the kitchen. Those of you that are eagle eyed (or hold a catalogue of paint names in your head as I do) will know that Ammonite is the shade we’ve had on our back bedroom wall for the last three years.

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I love this colour and it was perfect in the bedroom but I have a rule in our house, no matter how much you love the colour, no duplicating between rooms. There are far too many beautiful shades on the spectrum to limit yourself to a thoroughly curated palette. I’m too much of a colour lover to do this and to be honest whilst I understand the logic of a cohesive palette for flow, I rather eschew this rule in favour of interest. Our home has light and dark spaces, the lighter spaces are focused where we have most natural light and the darker shades are found in smaller spaces or those with more austere purpose (I’m thinking of the home office, which for some reason says austerity to me!). In between I like to accent with colours that uplift or inspire me, often rooted in nature (mirroring our interior) I tend to favour more muted versions of bolder colour statements.

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One colour I am forever drawn to is green, having changed out the Teresa’s Green in our living room for the earthier Dead Salmon 18 months ago the home has felt like it is missing something! I am so drawn to green, often in the green-blue hinterland. They are colours that both speak of the outdoors – grass and forests or sea and sky. Pigeon, the green I have chosen for the bedroom,  is a very moss-like green but with grey undertones that anchor it. It’s almost dark, I love the impact in here on one wall. But most of all I love the calm it brings which feels perfect for unwinding. What do you think?

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The paint used on my bedroom wall was kindly provided to me by Farrow & Ball, with no obligation to post, but I wanted to share my update with you as it feels such a change.

 

 

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