Friday, 13 March 2009

Hooked on: Colour Clashing Interiors

I am a firm believer in both colour matching and colour clashing when it comes to fashion, while matching colours are classy and chic, clashing colours are usually much more fun & adds a splash of focus to the outfit.

I have always loved white interiors with pops of colour, hence more of a matching since white is such a neutral and flexible "colour". But I am so loving these bold, busy & colour clashing rooms, I may not decorate my home similar to these but the images have definitely opened up my eyes that colour clashing in home decor can be beautiful and classy too!

I would like a mixture of the two I think, a bit of match with white as the main colour & addes some fun and colour through colour clash on the decor, picture frames, objects, pillows etc... What do you all think, to clash or match?

I'm also taking part in the Hooked on House "Friday Hoooked on Party", check out what others are hooked on here.

If you have some spare time tomorrow, make sure you come & visit, I have something new to announce, think Giveaway, Jewellery & New Series maybe? ;)

Have a lovely weekend everyone! xx

(images from here)

66 comments:

i.d. said...

I love the idea of clashing colors but I can never make it look effortless...therefore I tend to stick to matching color themes.

Happy weekend to you too - the giveaway sounds intriguing! x

Katrina said...

the designs look so good. i would like to have those kinds of arrangement on my future house. :)

giggleness said...

i wish my rooom looked like those.

Ms Unreliable said...

These are so gorgeous. As a renter, they're definitely not possible for moi, but I LOVE that people are still bold enough to just go for it. Too many people (in Australia at least) are too concerned about the resale value of their house to do anything they actually like to it! If you're going to live somewhere for 5-10 years, make it right for YOU, not for the next person who moves in!

anonymously chic said...

i say go for clashing...color tends to be an intuitive thing so if you think it works, go for it! if it becomes too crazy, you're always allowed to change your mind of throw some neutrals in for balance:)
happy weekend!

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

I'm so with you, Tina! I've always been a neutral color palette lover, but now I'm being called by bold colors.
Have a wonderful weekend, darling!
xoxo

lara said...

ooh haircuts in london? I've thought of that but I've never done it, do you have any special hairdressers you go to there? & I just love to go somewhere like covent garden to stock up on compacts and mascara...everything is all in one place there; it's lovely.
when I was little I went around adopting people as my older siblings so I don't see why not!

That Girl Designs said...

fun rooms! i like both ways of mixing colors! the more color the better in my opinion. (well, most of the time anyway.) happy weekend!

sarah said...

That striped wallpaper is simply stunning. It creates such a striking impression. Love it

captivateme said...

oooh I soooo want to be able to pull of those stripes...lovely!!

Sal said...

I'm a matchy girl ... though I LOVE that stripy wallpaper and the accompanying furnishings, I think the whole room would give me a migraine after a while!

Galina said...

I love the walls, they look amazing. The whole design is perfect. Thank you posting this

Twobreadsplease said...

Thank you so much for the comment! I would really like patterned wallpaper in my house and clashing is always a little more fun than matching, I think. x

surimay said...

these are so lovely. sighs. wish i could have rooms like these! hmmm i like matching things...but i also like a bit of chaos! adds a bit more quirk.

btw really reallyyyy love all these wallpapers! :D

Marie said...

Hi Tina-
Luv the vibrant clashing colors, but I'm not talented enough to make it look that good. J'adore the oui ring also! Bon weekend!
-marie

Blair said...

Tina-you and these new series! Not sure how us other bloggers could ever keep up with you:) Have a great weekend!

notebookdoodles said...

matching and clashing mixed together. but i do tend to go on the matching side more, i guess =)

❤sb

Couture Carrie said...

Love them all! That striped space is perfection!

Be sure to stop by my blog as I am having a contast today!

xoxox,
CC

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Crazy for those images. I can't get enough of rooms that have a story. LOVE them! Thanks for bringing them to us today. Makes me smile!

Dionne said...

I love how bold these rooms look. But for me, having the whole room like that is a bit too loud. That's why I love feature walls. I like the idea of having one clashy wall, with all the clashy decor around it, but then balancing out with the other walls not being loud.

May Kasahara said...

oooohhhhh these wallpapers are so epic!

I always wanted a room with deep shiny navy walls and matte gold accents.

Velvet and Linen said...

I like to visit those fun clashing colored rooms, but I think I feel more comfortable when things match a bit more. I know, I'm so boring!!!

Happy weekend, Tina.

xo

Holly said...

im a lover of stripes, thats for sure. i think these clashing rooms are daring and refreshing!

Hanako66 said...

Oh I just love it!!! I saved that first image so I can put it on my inspiration board:)

Mademoisselle Chic said...

I love the purple!

May Kasahara said...

I'd love to exchange!!

Diane said...

Who knew that purple in a room would look so good??!! I love the purple and cream colored stripes in the first two rooms. Sigh, if only I could redecorate my room to look like these.

drollgirl said...

those stripes are AWESOME!!! i don't have anything so bold at my place, but maybe i should!

kerri said...

Found you through Julia's blog party and I'll be coming back for more. Happy Friday!

Lizzy said...

I LOVE that purple and gold room, probably because my high school colors were that too!

Marina said...

thanks for your comment!
great blog.love that designs!

xx

Mimi/Marleen said...

I love the last room! i would love to live there!

erikas said...

That looks cool! But I think i would get pretty sick of it after a while:) I can´t help it but I absolutely love beige and light blue coloured walls:D

Absolutely Not Martha said...

oooh, i like that wallpaper in the middle pair. i'm all about clashing as long as there's some sort of continuity--we have mismatched dining chairs. have a great weekend!

Things That Inspire said...

I am so cautious in making design decisions, as I know that they will need to last a long time...so no clashing for me! I love the idea of having a little bit of contrast in fashion, though.

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Gorgeous!! Loving that purple - unsurprisingly ;).

DESIGN DIG said...

Great find! I LOVE all those colors and patterns!

p.s. Thank you so much for the blog award! I apologize for not stopping by sooner to thank you!

ღ Mey ♥¨`*•.¸¸.•*´¨♥ღ said...

great pics!!! its really different from what we have in brazil :(

Julia said...

I have to say that coordinating colors relax me, but contrasting colors excite me! These pictures thrill me--new kind of level :)

Have a great weekend, darling! If you're interested in a cheesy/tacky postcard from Florida, let me know!

Luna Supernova said...

i LOVE the bold stripes of the first room.

ohmygosh, you totally reminded me that i forgot to ask for a balloon!!! i was meaning to do so, ahh that sucks, they were such cool balloons too.

MizzJ said...

Those rooms are so cool! I live in an apt, so sadly these are out of reach for me :( I also don't know if I'd be willing to commit to it since I prefer rooms that are light and airy, but that last bedroom looks very tempting. I agree that people should take more risks with their decor, after all paint is super easy to do over!

Erika said...

I think I'm in love. I especially adore the purple - so rich! So lavish! So royal!

paula said...

I am known to clash. have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

wish my room looked like them

HoneyBunny said...

I so love these interiors! The clashing colours look stunning!

The Seeker said...

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Thank you so much for visited my blog and left such nice note.

Keep in touch if you feel like it.

xoxo

Raquel said...

I love the first set!
xx

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S.Elisabeth said...

I LOVE that blue room!! I'm feeling major room inspiration coming on...

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Wow, these are awesome!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via H.O.H. Great post!

I hope you'll stop by for a visit, I am hosting a giveaway.

Amelia said...

I really, really want wallpaper. These are lovely.

Miranda said...

wow i love these rooms hahha
and i like clashing colors but i never do it myself...
like i.d. said, i don't know how to make it look "effortless"
i naturally go for matchymatchy

Ike said...

personally, I love clashing interiors! I've never been a big fan of white walls. Although there is nothing more calming than a clean white wall.
Those wallpapers are pretty intense!

Diana said...

hi tina,
I just awarded you :)

Flashes of Style said...

Wow! these a totally my style! Also, I'd love to trade links :)

freeTEYme said...

I'm also into matching colors but the designer really made those clashing colors work. Excited to hear your announcement!

jessica said...

clash all the way, baby ;]

Iole said...

love this pics. have anice we too.
xoxo
Iole

coco said...

I totally adore the purple striped wallpaper - that is insane!

Relyn said...

I am definitely a match kind of girl. In fact, I'm stunned that I love those first two images. If you'd used words to describe them I would have thought, "No way!" Instead it's marvelous. I think I may need to give this idea more thought.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

To clash or to match??
Somewhere in the middle is best, methinks.
I do love the green wallpapered room you've posted!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What a fun post! I'm afraid I couldn't get away with rooms like this--my family would think I'd lost my mind--but they're interesting to look at and get inspiration from. Thanks! :-)

Tara @ Feels like home said...

wow. There is a lot of stuff going on in those photos. I prefer things to be matchy-matchy in my rooms, but maybe that's why I never get that professional look going that I hope for. :)

Why S? said...

It's a tough trick to pull off but for those who can, it's a cool look. I painted my kitchen walls purple and butter colored and have black cabinets. It works for me, for now. I found your blog through HoH. I look forward to seeing more.

Susan S. said...

Ohhh...I stumbled onto your blog from Hooked on Houses and I LOVE it! I like Clashing...or at least contrasting. I like to look at pictures of monotone rooms, but when I end up doing my own, they are usually bright and clashing. ;)

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