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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  • Reply Layers and Layers October 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm

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

  • Reply Chassity (Look Linger Love) October 29, 2010 at 12:03 am

    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.

  • Reply manuel October 29, 2010 at 12:05 am

    love those tealight holders!

  • Reply Kelly Green October 29, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Those plum frames are a stand out success!! KG

  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy October 29, 2010 at 1:17 am

    that wall paper is pretty plum perfect.

  • Reply VictoriaArt October 29, 2010 at 2:23 am

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


  • Reply Leah October 29, 2010 at 2:25 am

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


  • Reply ASHLEY October 29, 2010 at 2:59 am

    I love this color combination!

  • Reply Dale October 29, 2010 at 3:07 am

    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

  • Reply Marcus Design October 29, 2010 at 5:00 am

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

  • Reply Belly October 29, 2010 at 7:35 am

    One heady cocktail, this is! Very inspiring!

  • Reply silvana maiorano October 29, 2010 at 8:53 am

    great mix as usual

  • Reply Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair October 29, 2010 at 9:40 am

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

    Great as usual!

    Rachie xo

  • Reply Ludmila {} October 29, 2010 at 10:23 am

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

  • Reply Kayla Poole October 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

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

  • Reply Helena - A Diary of Lovely October 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm

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

  • Reply Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} October 29, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    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!

  • Reply jan October 29, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    every fall i fall in love with plum

  • Reply Pauliina October 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm

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

  • Reply eddieross October 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Great color combination!!


  • Reply Justina Blakeney October 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    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!

  • Reply Sandy a la Mode October 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm

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

  • Reply Laura Trevey October 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this color combo!!

  • Reply Kathysue October 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    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

  • Reply Capella Kincheloe Interior Design October 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Your color cocktails are such a good idea!

  • Reply Splendid Willow October 29, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    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

  • Reply The Zhush October 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm

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

  • Reply Tiina October 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    great color cocktail!

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar November 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    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…!

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