Thursday, February 9, 2017

Coordinating Blue And Pink Spring Pillows

 


In my last post I was talking about adding pink to my Great room. I usually switch out my pillows for the changing seasons and this will be the first year I have used any pink in a couple of decades.

Remember the mauve and blue phase? 

Oh my. Even back then I searched high and low for a clearer pink. Mauve was just not my color, it felt old to me. 

So I searched until I found a more crisp, clear pink, almost a watermelon pink. It was a tough one to find.

Luckily now we can find just about anything we want thanks to cyber space!

So my hunt has begun, and I have some fabric samples coming my way to see what will work in my environment.

 via
 Lee Jofa Willow

I try to start with  the main focal pattern and work off of that to find coordinating patterns.

This particular pattern has been a favorite of mine for awhile, I love a touch of Chinoiserie, this could possibly work. Once I decide on the main fabric then I start looking for patterns that can coordinate with it.

Here are some that could work......


As you can see I have some pretty good options. I normally keep it to 3 patterns and add a solid to break it up a bit.

 The two other patterns I need to keep in mind are my sofa which is a blue ticking and  a black and white striped rug.



Here is one possibility, you can see I added just one more touch of black and white. I think another touch of a blue fabric might be nice as well in this mix.





Schumacher's Betwixt in blue. This pattern is a great combiner fabric, it seems to go with so many other patterns.


Schumacher Blue Ismar Ikat 


OR

 Indigo Blue Sata

This is just the  beginning of the hunt and once I do choose the main fabric then I will do the coordinating.
After that I will need to figure out which pillows will go on the sofa and which will go on the chairs.

 Good To Know:
I have found that sometimes what looks good in print doesn't always work out exactly like you thought it would once you have the actual fabrics in hand. This is why I never move forward without samples in hand!!

I will keep you posted on my progress!


 
 

4 comments:

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Even though my name is Pinky I just have never been able to add pink to my decor. I am more of an orange/rust color lover:)

Sarah said...

Kathysue, I love the sample board and so enjoy reading as you share your process. It is always fascinating to me. I don't have pink in our home other than an occasional touch in some accessory. I love it with the blue and black and white. Look forward to seeing what you decide on.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

It will be fun to see how you add pink.

Mary said...

Have you ever looked at the fabrics available from TonicLiving.com? They are my go-to for fabrics.