Monday, May 4, 2009

monday color combo

today's color combo is one that i have been "working" on for a while. mostly b/c it's been difficult to find images of interiors that i love. although that said i don't always LOVE the color combos i do. for example the black and yellow wasn't a fave even though i liked it quite a bit. maybe just not for me. this one though i really really love. there is something magical and mysterious about this combination of colors. together they remind me of my cool grandmother (granny franny- we called her) who was very un-granny in her choices. she was slick and stylish, ahead of the curve. i think this color combination is ahead of the curve too. i say this b/c as you will see there are many different shades of green out there to be combined with black; lime, olive, kelly, forest, and my favorite and the slickest of all...emerald. this is the green i have in mind when i am thinking of this combo. the one i like best. and it. was. almost. impossible. to. find. in any case, they all work (greens) and are lovely.

images via flickr, house beautiful, living etc, apartment therapy, etsy and web.

9 comments:

mike said...

I love the Monday Color Combo. This one makes me feel very comfortable.

Kimberly Julie said...

One of my all-time favorite dresses is black and white with a silk green ribbon. I worship the color combo. Seriously.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Hey Jenny:
Where exactly is the 6th pic - the bathroom - from? I'm dying over the faucets, and want to try to track them down. God help me!

Visual Vamp said...

Great bit of writing m'dear!
And fabulous job of photo collecting and editing. You tell a great color story.
xo xo

Sarah Klassen said...

OOoooo! Lovely, lovely color combination! I adore the gentleman's library (4th image) and how the black and whites make the green shine...Image 14 is my favorite - it has a very at-home feel for such a super chic space! Beautiful post, Jenny~

my favorite and my best said...

thanks everyone for such great compliments. you all are the tops! cat's meow and frog's pajamas too.
alison- the bathroom is from apartment therapy.
xoj

catharsis said...

I never liked emerald until I saw this post! Beautiful!

The TownhouseLady said...

WOW, Wowie, Wowzers! SO Gorgeous!

Seriously, these images are fab.

Thanks so much for this great post!!

wyatts&fionasnana said...

Yes, yes, yes to all the pics. My fave is so not me but that sofa with the big green leaves takes my breath away!
P.S. Your post is the first thing I look at in the morning.