Colour Crave: Grey & Chartreuse

I realise that about once a week I become somewhat infatuated with a colour! So I’m thinking this might be a regular little post called Colour Crave…where I collect my inspiration for a certain shade, pairing or palette.

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This week my mind is on grey and chartreuse….the electric shade of yellow. It’s a funny one because only a few years ago I wasn’t so sure about this combination…seeing it as the colour choice for nurseries of parents unsure if they were having a boy or girl! But more recently I’ve been drawn to this beautiful match where plain calming grey provides a neutral palette for its more zesty partner. It has been overused of late too…weddings and baby showers are a big fan….but cut through the paper lanterns and tissue pom poms, and you’ll find some stunning sources of inspiration for styling in your home.

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Images Pinterest & Decor8 blog

It was the colour couple of choice for Country Road, whose spring 2012 homewares collection was a perfect display of all things chartreuse yellow and grey with lampshades, cushions, throws and ceramics hitting it off beautifully.

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Images Country Road

My living space took on a grey and chartreuse direction when I bought a grey patterned ceramic stool from Magnolia Interiors. This little purchase led to a beautiful marble tulip side table, which looked perfect topped with yellow trimmings. Some chartreuse-inspired soft furnishings were next and now I’m just longing for the perfect grey couch to complete my look. It seems that Pantone included chartreuse in its 2012 colour trends for Autumn (northern hemisphere) so embrace the brights, match with grey and enjoy x

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Image by wakemetoseethesunrise