La Vie en Rose… 

So I’ve decided that it’s time to freshen up my living room; including adding some colour to the currently clinically white walls (my husband’s choice!).

My taste has never been conventional, by that I mean I’ve never been one for following the crowd. That said, during a recent trip to IKEA I purchased a print of the beautiful Audrey Hepburn. Yip, a mass produced piece of wall art that I’m sure can be found hanging  in a great number of homes the World over. But I fell in love with the simplistic elegance of the grey & black print, and have since decided that this piece will be my starting point; my inspiration – my muse if you like – to creating a new look living space. Below is a photo  of the print I found during an Internet search…

I’m a huge fan of Pinterest and so it will come as no surprise to hear that I have been using the App to feed my creative hunger. At first I found myself drawn to palettes of monochrome and I toyed with the idea of silver-grey walls with black, white & the occasional brightly hued  accents. Here are some of my favourites…   
I love the way the colours really ‘pop’ against the black, white & grey!

However, after buying a couple of tester paint pots, I found myself questioning this decision. Crown’s attempt at a silver-grey gave off a lilac tinge in daylight and an own branded paint from a local DIY store looked more elephant-grey than silver- lining! No… That just wouldn’t do!

And so it was back to the drawing board for me! 

I’m not really sure how I came across the colour palette that has since caught my eye, but I am more than convinced that Audrey would approve! And by sheer coincidence I’ve discovered that Pantone have chosen this hue as one of their colours of the year for 2016 (this year they have left with convention and chosen two colours!). So what is this colour you ask? It’s ‘Rose Quartz’ and this is the picture that set my heart a flutter… 

I just love this combination of blush pink, grey and copper. Far from being just a baby girl room colour; it adds warmth, softness, style and panache to a grown-up interior. It’s uncommonly stunning! Right up my street…. 

Take Care,

Mammahannah x 



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