Yellow lasagne dish, $52 | 2. Purple and green salad plate, $16.99 | 3. Ikat bowl, $0.99 | 4. Ooti fabric | 5. Yellow fruit jug, £30 | 6. Ditte sofa, £2698
As soon as I saw this colour clash story in Red magazine, I knew instantly that I had to share it here on Bright.Bazaar because it's a fine example of how to decorate with mix and match colours and patterns. Ironically, even though clashing prints and hues in this manner is essentially about breaking the rules, there are still guidelines you can follow to help keep the scheme looking stylish. Be sure to keep the bulk of your products (whether that's your tableware or your soft furnishings) all within the same palette. Different shades and hues, yes, but all the same colour family. Then, to add your clash twist to the scheme, throw in a decorating curveball with a contrast colour. This can be seen above with where purple is combined with a contrasting orange or green. The look has a tropical, summertime feel to it, so I rounded up some great buys to emulate the look. Which piece would you buy?
// Lifestyle tear sheets via Red magazine, May 2012 | Styling by Mary Norden | Photography by Laura Edwards