Modern-Colour Masterclass

Emergency stop in Paris.  I know I said next stop India, but then work  distracted me, and  then,  much MORE importantly Valentino Haute Couture rainbowed into social media.

A masterclass in modern colour and that translates into chic interiors seamlessly.


Ethereal blush, coral, splash of pink, rust –  all red tones of varying intensity with graphic black and luxe mink

orange--fantastic effect.  Brilliant use of color.definitely going up…

Tile love

Marrakech SE underfoot

MYER Atelier Marquee 2016 Image 12_02Studio Mayer all around…

the MYER atelier marquee 2016 in shades of red pink and rust | coco kelleyLooks good.  Feels modern.

Embrace mustards, teal, aqua and mint.IMG_3671IMG_3670For me this immediately exudes old school glamour.

Great saturated blue color for this living room wall. Miles Redd.Miles Redd above and below.

From the Archives | Dissecting the Details: Miles Redd

Mme. CastaingMadeleine Castaing’s cult salon

Nelson Rockefeller's Fifth Avenue duplexJean Michel Frank’s 1930’s Rockefeller apartment NYC

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler Interior Design and DecorationJohn Fowler and Nancy Lancaster back in the day

Entertaining in Coior. Xk #kellywearstler #inspiration #chatreuse #colorKelly Wearstler right now

Cecil Beaton's rendering of his suite at the Plaza Hotel for House & Garden magazine, late 1940s. #cecilbeaton #illustrationCecil Beaton hotel suite 1940’s.

It's not wallpaper! Designer Ashley Hicks painted the walls in his sitting room to look like stitched together squares of green leather. current Ashley Hicks

and of course father David Hicks…Related image

at legendary Le Clos Fiorentina

The Strength of Simplicity: A Look Inside Yves Saint Laurent’s Final Home in Tangier - The New York TimesYves Saint Laurent Morocco


Swathes of cool grey, draped in clear red and day blue.

IMG_3273Miles Redd … nailing this modern colour  combo again and again.


Image result for cecil beaton plaza hotel suite 1946oh and look, boom, Cecil Beaton 1946. This classic combo is often overlooked as simplistic but it’s strong and energising in the right hands where the colours are properly balanced.

Nowhere is the ability to balance  colour in harmonious planes more apparent than with the tricky (colour of the year  2018) ‘ultra violet’ Valentino’s teaming it with fresh mint, hot pink and deep lilac feels freshly minted.


Frederic Fekkai Provencal bedroom

Enough pink to make her happy not so much to make her crazy Miles Redd | Purple and white for a young girl.Miles we-know-who

living room color, purple art, turquoise chair, gold lamp, david collins interiorsDavid Collins softening the mint to a silvery sheen.


Feeling inspired?

Valentino made classic colour harmonies  feel entirely new, the secret of great design.


Credits: fashion images Vogue, interiors from pinterest as labelled beneath.

4 thoughts on “Modern-Colour Masterclass

  1. LOVED reading this! Thank you! Hope haven’t got tooo sore a head after Burns celebrations xxx

    Victoria Hunter

    Phone: 07495 170444


    From: A DECORATIVE AFFAIR Reply-To: A DECORATIVE AFFAIR Date: Sunday, 28 January 2018 at 08:30 To: Rupert Hunter Subject: [New post] Modern-Colour Masterclass adecorativeaffair posted: “Emergency stop in Paris. I know I said next stop India, but then work distracted me, and then, much MORE importantly Valentino Haute Couture rainbowed into social media. A masterclass in modern colour and that translates into chic interiors seamles”

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