10/28/2010 // 29 comments

Colour Cocktail: Plum and Apple

Friends, grab your paintbrushes and throw on a fabulous pair of overalls because it’s time to strive forwards and embrace the bold adventurer inside of you! This cocktail is perfect for those of us who like to dance the night away, but is also good for the traditionalists amongst us who like a cheeky flirt with fun every now and then. Belong to the former group? Well, you’ll have no problem embracing a vibrant green coat stand or going all out with the retro wallpaper. If, however, you’re lifestyle is more high tea parties than all night parties, then keep things more formal with a flash of bold. To add a little flair to your scheme try adding a purple mount to one of your favourite prints or even a luxe throw over your best armchair. Either way, this cocktail will bring a bundle of happiness to your space.
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Layers and Layers

28 / 28 / 2010

I actually adore these two colours together. I have some toss cushions in the studio with this combo … LOVE

I have to say, I'm actually not a big fan of these two colors, but you make me want to be. You're adorable.


29 / 29 / 2010

love those tealight holders!

Kelly Green

29 / 29 / 2010

Those plum frames are a stand out success!! KG

Aspiring Kennedy

29 / 29 / 2010

that wall paper is pretty plum perfect.


29 / 29 / 2010

This is beautiful, I had to smile because I posted on something so similar in colors…please have a look!



29 / 29 / 2010

I love the last two rooms! Especially the one with the white dresser! Gorgeous!



29 / 29 / 2010

I love this color combination!


29 / 29 / 2010

For some reason I like each color on their own, but not together. It's like they're equally as strong and are competing with each other.

That being said, the wallpaper is super cute

Marcus Design

29 / 29 / 2010

This combo is so fresh and vibrant, I love saturated colors like these!


29 / 29 / 2010

One heady cocktail, this is! Very inspiring!

silvana maiorano

29 / 29 / 2010

great mix as usual

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair

29 / 29 / 2010

ooh yes love the green – we have this in our kitchen/diner and the purple throw is divine!

Great as usual!

Rachie xo

Ludmila {creamylife.com}

29 / 29 / 2010

Never thought of this color combo, but it's indeed vibrant and gorgeous! happy Friday, gorgeous Mr.! :)

Kayla Poole

29 / 29 / 2010

Wow, I think I just decided to paint my newly acquired chair a deep glossy plum thanks to this inspiration. Thoughts?

i would have never thought of this combo but it looks great, thankfully you are here to brighten up the gloomy weather Will!! xx

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}

29 / 29 / 2010

My daughter is sitting in my lap right now…saw this post and exclaimed, “I want my room to look like THAT!”

Um, Will…I'm already half-way through giving her room an aqua/red color cocktail!!!!

She does have good taste though…i's a lovely combo. Wonder how the plum would look with apple red?!?

happy weekend!


29 / 29 / 2010

every fall i fall in love with plum


29 / 29 / 2010

Yes, I love it and all the colors!
You have a super blog!
I just discovered it…


29 / 29 / 2010

Great color combination!!


Justina Blakeney

29 / 29 / 2010

what a perfectly weird color combo! I can't believe how many amazing things you found in those colors as inspiration— ahhh Will, you're too good!

Sandy a la Mode

29 / 29 / 2010

i've never thought of this color combo before, but i love it!! paired against white and these colors really do stand out!!

Laura Trevey

29 / 29 / 2010

LOVE LOVE LOVE this color combo!!


29 / 29 / 2010

I love your color cocktails, they always make me smile. Love love this combination and would totally wear this with a base of medium gray!! Love it,Kathysue

Your color cocktails are such a good idea!

Splendid Willow

29 / 29 / 2010

Mr. great taste, I have 13 etchings from the 18th c. with “egos” just like the man in the frame above the white chest. You just inspired me to add a purple matting and voila –the look is both classy and edgy! What a great idea!

Happy weekend my friend.

ox, Mon


The Zhush

29 / 29 / 2010

Be still my heart! A purple throw…the plum mat on that vintage print…omga ga! Genius! xx


31 / 31 / 2010

great color cocktail!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar

01 / 1 / 2010

Cheers for your comments everyone! I love how the simplicty of adding a purple border to a photograph can make such a difference to the space. Like they say, it's all in the details…!