Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Blanc de Chine Foil

What is the perfect backdrop for your Chinoiserie collection of Blanc de Chine? Would you go dark? White? A pattern? Perhaps a dramatic color? For much more on using Blanc de Chine in your home, click here.

Dark-Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain by Robert Goodwin


Dark-Farrow & Ball Mahogany via Style Court


White on light-Mary McDonald


White on white-Kevin Sharkey's office-Martha Stewart VP


White on white-Phoebe Howard


Against a patterned screen-Ruthie Sommers


A patterned wallpaper-Ruthie Sommers


Navy and white-The Well Appointed House


Peach and white-The Well Appointed House

22 comments:

ArchitectDesign™ said...

definitely darker for contrast -don't you think? I mean -you even put it as the first picture!

home before dark said...

I'm with AD on this one. But then, I am seriously thinking of painting my stairway in black matte/gloss stripes. The white on white is attractive in a very conservative way, making the collection look more like a pattern than a WOW!

Averill said...

I love the dark backgrounds best, especially that navy.

Kitty said...

oh, blanc de chine, why are you so good to me?!? i love it next to dark, chocolatey walls and dream of a day when i can live in a white room accented with white chinoiserie - but it will never happen given my realm of dogs and boys!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Agree with ad, the contrast definitely brings out the beauty in the Blanc de Chine!

DoxaHome.com said...

Love Blanc de Chine, have a collection myself! While I adore it against the dark background mine is in a sea of Belgian linen, seagrass, ivory silk and driftwood:) Thanks for the post!

Theresa Cheek said...

Gotta be a dark background for me! It is such a strong statement. Great post Beth.

lady jicky said...

I would have my much loved colour - celadon green. I would want the china to show off but not in the dramatic way contrast colour does.

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-I do love that first picture-I love all the elements in it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-I love the idea of a black on black striped hallway. I actually like the Blanc de Chine against both the dark and light. Both are wonderful.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-You're kidding! LOL

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-"To dream, the impossible dream...."

Style Redux 2 said...

Dagny-Very dramatic!

Style Redux 2 said...

Doxa Home-Sounds gorgeous!

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-I love the idea of aubergine with Blanc de Chine.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lady Jicky-A girl after my own heart-celadon is the correct answer to so many questions-it looks good with everything.

Lauren said...

I love the idea of white on white, especially with all of the white porcelain. Especially with accents of gold. Also love the delicate peach shade.

Lauren

Style Redux 2 said...

Lauren-Me too-stunning. Thanks for stopping by.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Love them all. It would be so hard to choice.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-I agree-they are all lovely.

soodie :: said...

wow, what a difference color makes. so much with the ben moore iron mountain. love the warm sheen of the stark white against the matte brooding grey.

Style Redux 2 said...

Soodie-That is a wonderful color-and I like how the baseboards are painted the same color.