Colour combinations – food for thought - part 1 – plums and damsons

The aim of this mini series is give you food for thought when choosing colour scheme for your home. As one of this year's colour trends is purple and lilac the mind conjures up the rich deep colours of plums and damsons in relation to food! These delicious fruits provide us with sumptuous colour combination which are within the warm colour spectrum, making them ideal for rooms which always seem cold and uninviting.

Whether its a bedroom, lounge of dining room adding rich depth of colour is a great way to change the whole ambience and atmosphere of the room. Roman blinds made with natural blended cotton fabric dyed to a deep rich plum offers a chic and stylish look to window and works beautifully with lilac coloured walls, chic grey sofas and cut glass light shades which capture and bounce light around the rooms to create superb soft lighting effects.

Plum or aubergine colours also look stunning when teamed with lime green which will add a whole perspective and dissension to your interior, offering a vibrant and trendy look to brighten any room. Alternatively plum or damson coordinates beautifully with pale pink or white, as the two contrasting colours bring a completely different interior style ideal for bedrooms and lounges. If you prefer a softer look to your interior you could also double layer your window dressing either by using a combination of pastel, cream or white curtains and natural wood blinds in deep rich hues or by using double curtain tracks and having the richer coloured curtain on the inner track with sheer voile curtains in white, ivory or pale pink of the outer track.

The overlay of the sheer fabric will reduce the depth of richness in the darker coloured curtain to offer wonderful subdued and subtle colour changes. Having a patterned voile curtain as the top layer will also add a distinctive and very unique look to your windows. With the wide range of ready made curtains, Roman blinds and cheap roller blinds available the possibilities of creating unusual, yet practical window dressings are endless!

With a little inspiration and thought you can transform the entire look of a room simply by being selective with your choice of window dressing! Bringing a new dimension to your room is affordable and fun, think outside the box when redecorating or styling your rooms, use nature's fruit to provide your colour schemes which compliment the style of home you live in and your own unique personality! Image: Belle Maison

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