Color Inspiration: Charcoal and Lime

Dear Readers, I hope you had a beautiful weekend and are ready for a new week of colorful inspiration. We spent a quiet weekend here in Brussels which, despite the lack of sleep that comes with having a newborn, is something I am enjoying a lot having worked on weekends for the past year and a half. The weather was, hmmmm how should I write this, not typical of what you would expect a day in May to look like but that’s how they come here in Belgium. I decided to take care of our terrace as it had been abandoned pretty much since  September and luckily had a three year old assistant who didn’t mind playing in the rain with his wheelbarrow, a bucket, some earth and a water hose. Mission accomplished, the terrace is clean and has loads of new flowers in the planters. We are now waiting for the meteorological conditions to enjoy it.

I am back with a new color inspiration collage as I hadn’t done one in a while and realized that they seem to be popular and get pined quite a lot to Pinterest. Today’s inspiration comes in the form of a sculpture titled “Let her have her glory” by Debra Baxter made of celestite, glass and quartz crystal. Apart from the very nature of the elements used, the color contrast between the varying shades of dark grey and the lime/neon yellow is absolutely striking. This effect is mimicked in this living room where all the static elements such as the sofa, the coffee table, the walls and floor, and the large art canvas come in varying shades ranging from medium grey to charcoal and black.

The neon yellow is simply introduced in the decor with the accessories making the entire color scheme easy to update and to change depending on the mood or season: a small coffee table, cushions and a throw on the couch, the lamp with matching shade, a rug, glasses, a candle and some leaves in a vase. I love the freshness the lime brings the charcoal, but I’d love the same color scheme with neon pink or a beautiful royal blue instead of the yellow.

What’s your take on it? Have a lovely day!

Living room image source: Picsdecor

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  • I’m a fan of gray in any shade – it’s sophisticated and chic and can transcend styles from traditional to contemporary. Those bright colors could easily be changed when the mood strikes. I’m glad you brought back the series (I’m pinning it).ReplyCancel

  • […] this combination inspire you or do you prefer something more graphic like the pictures I showed last week? You can see more of this photo shoot here. Have a great […]ReplyCancel