Saturday, January 24, 2015

Peacock Blue

Andrew Suvalsky Designs Kips Bay 2014

We are in the middle of the grey trend. Trends have a life of about 10-12 years and we are at about 5 years in for this one. Grey is a fantastic neutral. It can be warm or cool depending upon the base tone of either green (warm) or blue (cool). This can make it maddeningly difficult to purchase grey accessories for the same room, especially via online shopping. Lamps which appear warm charcoal grey on the monitor arrive and are a cool blue grey in person!

One way to combat this is to use grey as a base for the room. Walls, ceilings, floors can be the anchor, accessorized with  color. Peacock, Turquoise and Navy are also trending right now. Kips Bay 2014 featured many rooms with Peacock.
Mendelson Group Kips Bay 2014 via Architectural Digest

Cullman and Kravis Kips Bay 2014 via Architectural Digest

ODADA Kips Bay 2014 via Architectural Digest

Markham Roberts Kips Bay 2014 via Architectural Digest
Grey or other neutrals with the accent of Peacock Blue is definitely a wow, but there is no need to stick strictly to a monochromatic scheme. As Peacock Blue is a blue with some green and little or no red, an analogous color scheme for Peacock leans toward the Turquoise and Green colors of the color wheel. The rooms below are very effective analogous schemes using Peacock, Turquoise and Green.

Brian Watford Interiors via Decorpad

Mabley Handler 

L. Moore Design via Decorpad

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