Monday, November 9, 2009

The Chinoiserie Palette-Yellow and Green


One of my favorite color palettes for a Chinoiserie room is yellow and green. For some reason this is a very underutilized color combination. These colors work beautifully with blue and white Chinese porcelain, black lacquer, gilt pieces, and some of the most elegant Chinoiserie wallpapers are in yellow or green colorways. My living room is yellow and green. As you can see, it is a lovely choice for a living room, dining room, bedroom, or bath. I especially love the combination of pale green walls and yellow silk curtains which is what I have used. I will do an upcoming post on my own living room.

Domino


Bunny Williams


Mario Buatta


House & Garden via Trouvais


Michael Smith


1st dibs


Jasper Conran


Clare Fraser


Alessandra Branca


Reagan White House Bedroom


James Merrell


Drottningholm


Hand painted silk curtains



Julia Reed and John Pearce


Mary McDonald


Domino


Christopher Spitzmiller


Yves Saint Laurent


14 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I couldn't agree more. Chinoiserie spaces become alive with yellow & mixed with greens. You gave so many fabulous examples. Mario Buatta's room invites me in for a cognac and a conversation. Love your new web-page design Beth. It's perfect ~ xx

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

This is a great post and a great collection of this color combination! I love the Jasper Conran dining room is really beautiful as well as the Bunny Williams bathroom. Thanks!

Averill said...

Green and yellow is so fresh and I love the idea of using it in chinoiserie decor.

By the way, love the new look for the blog!

Style Redux 2 said...

Deb-Glad you like the new design. That Mario Buatta room is a favorite.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Those two rooms are especially pretty examples.

Sarah Klassen said...

Pretty rooms -- I agree -- the yellow is such a nice, cheerful touched. Those handpainted curtains are so incredible.

Great post, Beth :)

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Thanks, glad you like it.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-The curtains are wonderful.

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

I AGREE! Actually, my favorite color combo of all time is pale aqua bluish-green and gold, accented with red. I have so many images with this color combo saved. It took me a while to realize what they all had in common!!

I also think it's a flattering color combination for most complexions. I seems to make the skin glisten. Lauren

Chic Provence said...

Beth great post on a wonderful, enduring color combination that we haven't seen much lately...thanks for resurrecting!

Style Redux 2 said...

Lauren-Great color combination.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-Quite elegant I think.

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

I'm coming back to this post today because I just came across something yellow for my already green living room and seeing these images again reinforces that the combination is lovely! What GREAT pictures - that first one is my absolute favorite dining room by John Loecke!

Style Redux 2 said...

Aesthetic Oiseau-It's a great look-fresh and elegant.