I’m loving the spring blooms in the garden at the moment, particularly of magnolia trees and Designers Guild’s new Madame Butterfly wallpaper from their Kasuri collection ticks all the boxes in terms of being springlike, fresh, pretty with beautiful blossoms.
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Posted in Bedrooms, Feature Walls, tagged black and grey bedrooms, black and white bedrooms, black and white wallpaper, black wallpaper, floral wallpaper, what colour to put with black wallpaper on October 31, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Black and white don’t have to be masculine, in fact, they can be very feminine depending on the textures and patterns that are incorporated into the design. Here’s some black bedrooms with some striking wallpapers.
Black wallpaper can be very dramatic and dignified, whichever room it is used in. Softened with a floral pattern (as in the Sanderson wallpaper above), other colours from the pattern can be selected and used in other furnishings or accessories. Do you think the room above ‘works’? I’m not sure – I don’t think the pale walls and curtains lend enough drama to the room, instead they look rather insipid in my opinion – I feel a curtain that lightened the look but added drama would work better and the white walls pose too much of a contrast to the black feature wall. So what colours would I opt for? I would prefer light grey carpet and warm grey paint on the walls – they would be in a similar tone to the black and would still lighten the look but would be warm. I would have plain bedlinen with the exception of some cushions and instead, have pattern in the curtains which would bring the red and creams into the scheme.
The Nina Campbell wallpaper is certainly dramatic and I love the way the grey carpet is of similar tones but lightens it. The vivid green accessories work well too and an off white pink/cream tones would also work well in this bedroom/dressing room. You can see in the bedroom below that greys/blacks/offwhites look great with hints of vivid pinks and greens.
Images: House to Home
Do you struggle to find a paint colour to co-ordinate with your wallpaper on the feature wall? Here’s one suggestion for how to do it.
Tow or three strips of wallpaper are used to centralise the console table and create a focal point (all done with one roll of wallpaper). To select a co-ordinating colour, you can see that they have chosen the silvery grey in the wallpaper as the paint colour for the rest of the walls. Most paint shops now provide a matching service so would be able to mix a paint colour for you.
The yellow chaise then becomes quite striking against the grey paint as does the cushion on the opposite side. Symmetry is created with the matching lamps and candleholders and the pictures framing the wallpaper pieces. As the furniture doesn’t match, it makes the whole arrangement more informal but yet quite orderly.
Image: House to Home