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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Black, White & Yellow Colour Inspiration

The great thing about colour is how it can dramatically change the feel of a home, expressing the owner's personality in the process. Yesterday's post on pastel and neon hues showed us how to create a light, bright and bold scheme, whereas today we're turning the tables with a brooding and dramatic colour palette. Equally as striking but for different reasons, this black, white and yellow colour scheme from the forthcoming issue of Heart Home Magazine feels perfect for the autumnal days that lie ahead. The palette feels might be dramatic, deep and daring but it's also cosy, comforting and inviting as the deep tones are warmed with splashes of yellow. In fact, this is a fine example of how to use an accent shade to keep a room interesting. By visually breaking the darker base colours with the yellow accessories, the eye has a focal point which in turn anchors the rest of the space. I don't know about you but I'm excited to see the rest of Heart Home's issue when it launches later today. P.S. Isn't that typewriter such a beauty? Mr. Bazaar loves!
// Styling by Elkie Brown | Photography by Jon Day for Heart Home Magazine

29 comments:

  1. I love this, Will. It feels so cozy -- exactly where I would want to spend a chilly day curled up with my favorite blogs and a cup of coffee!

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  2. wow love this Will! the black and white offers such a dramatic backdrop for the mustard yellow to pop and yes, I am totally on board with you on the styling! taking notes now!

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  3. LOVE the typewriter. this post is all up and down claudia's alley. i hope she sees this - stat! we are all nuts about this color combo. and i love me those cast iron scissors. in fact, i picked some up today! (:

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  4. Those dark walls create such a mood of warmth and the feeling of cosy space. I love the yellow as an accent to black xx

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  5. Yellow really brings an emphasis to the room - I'm usually not a fan of yellow, but I absolutely adore grays, blacks and white. I'm warming to yellow and I even may incorporate a little bold yellow into my decor.

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  6. I am totally obsessed with black, white and yellow combinations. In fact i did a post about my dream home office with those colors.

    Love the pics!

    Stephanie

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  7. You're right! These colors are not shades I'd think of putting together myself, but they are so gorgeous and fresh together. I love it!

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  8. What gorgeous styling. I'm particularly inspired by the bedroom photo with the layers of texture. I love this colour combination in photos but am not sure I could live with it in my home. I think maybe it would feel too hot in the very warm Australian summers. Might be a good excuse to move into the Northern Hemisphere and experiment with an interior scheme out of my comfort zone!
    Clare

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  9. I will never tire of this colour combo I absolutely love it. This yellow is a bit more classier then the brighter yellows, the gold in it is quite sophisticated. I have a grey black white bathroom and throwing in some yellow towels, candle and vase and it looks bloody amazing. Love it :)

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  10. I love how muted that yellow is......It doesn't jump out and smack in you in the face like some yellow black combos. Gorgeous.
    I have to say finding a typewriter in that perfect colour is amazing. Maybe this was the jump from piece. xK

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  11. The yellow adds just the right amount of zest to a monochrome decor. And a vintage typewriter - and in yellow - makes such a great focal point!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I've combined yellow (not mustardy yellow but lighter) with grey and white. This looks stunning!

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  13. It's such a versatile and sophisticated colour combination, which has me wondering why I haven't used any of it in my own home! The styling of these spaces had me swooning and I am literally counting down the seconds until the new issue of Heart comes out!

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  14. Nice colours for autumn days, I think it is funny how we all go in the same direction sometimes with an idea.... must be picking up trends or something at the same moment ;)

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  15. I love yellow and down here in Australia it's being matched with bright colours for a summer palette. So nice to see how using a basis of one colour can create many different moods and schemes. Very inspiring. Thanks

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  16. Great color scheme!!! I did a card in these colors recently, invite you to watch :) Very inspiring post, thanks :)

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  17. I need my home to be more bright but this looks really good and the photography is wonderful. I love that top-left photo, it's such a beautiful space and perfectly styled.

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  18. Such a striking colour palette Will. Cosy with a bit of dramatic edge! Love it :)

    Abbey x

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  19. Fab, I love the combination white-grey/black-yellow. I made a project with these colors for Redecorate: 3minds, 1 project (the crazy team with Ilaria, Francesco and me! http://www.appuntidicasa.blogspot.it/p/redecorate-3-minds-1-project.html).
    hugs from Liguria (Italy)!!!
    vale

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  20. LOVE it! the pops of yellow are beautiful!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  21. I love that headboard - and the little shelf above it. Also adore the black and white bedding!
    Rachie xo

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  22. I love the color combo! A couple years ago I painted a buffet a bright yellow with black and white knobs. So pretty - everyone told me not to - but loved how it turned out!

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  23. I love those black and white combinations. So pure, linear and elegant.
    I am so inspired by this post and literally in love with the black and white Ikea pillows. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. This is perfect for cooler days ahead. Just right to cozy up! I have a navy, white and yellow scheme going on in our bedroom......when it's time to switch, I am transposing navy with black! Thanks for the inspiration! I am crushing on the pillows in the second photo.

    http://apennyapiece.blogspot.com/

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  25. ..and hey did they dye queen anne's lace in yellow too? Very clever! :)

    http://apennyapiece.blogspot.com/

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  26. i don't like yellow colour so much but my friend you make it be so beautiful!!!cool photos!cool post(as always)
    xoxo

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  27. I am in the middle of a room that seems to be going in this direction although I'll admit I was a bit afraid of it.. This maybe the visual pep talk that I needed.

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  28. This is such an elegant colour scheme! Although I probably wouldn't go for grey coloured walls (I almost always choose white) I love the autumnal, cosy feeling of these interiors. And the styling is beautiful.
    Ada

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