The smokey gray walls of the living room in a recent post on Chinese Ancestor paintings really struck me as gorgeous — and not something you’d really see a lot of today. The illustration above is from vintage materials – also really beautiful. It would be so easy to put this look together using colors straight from the Sherwin-Williams Suburban Modern palettes (both interior and exterior.)
Colors to experiment with to achieve these looks:
- Classic French Grey
- Pink Flamingo (maybe – for the coral)
- Sunbeam Yellow (I also love New Colonial Yellow)
- Fairfax Brown
Also note from the illustration:
- A pair of chairs in your accent color – no matter what their lines — is always great.
- Nice use of color inside the bookcases, and nice arrangement/variety of collections
- Dishes on shelves pick up the bright accent color, coral, in a very pleasing and understated way
- Pinch pleat, traverse rod draperies with upholstered valance in a large floral barkcloth tone down the formality of the room. So does the lamp – both are tailored, like the rest of the room, but with some whimsy
- Black laquered tables keep your eyes moving, but they are not too big so it’s not overdone
Another timeless room — and a horse of a different color for those of you who don’t want….well, the stereotypically ”exuberant” 50s colors. Hi, Mary-Frances!