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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Colour Inspiration and Mood Boards

I'm feeling really inspired after the School of Real Living Colour Masterclass I went to last week

It was really great to meet Jacinta Preston Interior Stylist from Real Living magazine who is as lovely and bubbly in person as she appears in print and Lucy Sutherland Trend Forecaster and Colour Expert from International School of Colour + Design whose job is to name paints among other things!

Here are some pictures of Jacinta's home published in the April 2010 edition of Real Living, Jacinta painted both her bedroom and her young kids rooms black - but as you can see they make a bold statement without being dark and dingy. I love how she is bold with colour but not overly fussy with decorations, everything displayed has a purpose and adds a pop of colour.

At the class we learnt what colours work together and what colours we hate - turns out I hate mission browns and love greens! Of course some people hated what others loved but that's why every home is different and everyone is free to decorate as they wish!

We also got our craft on and cut out pictures of inspiration and made our own mood boards. The room I picked was my Kitchen/Dining Room and my mood board has a primary colour of green using the view of the garden outside the windows and the colour pallet from the Living Room next door and red will be my accent colour with kitchen accessories.

Here's a peek at my mood board

Primary Colour - Green / Accent Colour - Red
Neutral Colours - Grey and White / Texture - Timber floors

Feature lighting over the kitchen island bench

The timber floors will offset white and grey marble bench tops

Some fun artworks and fresh flowers will be the finishing touches

I really enjoyed making a mood board and while I'm always flagging pages in magazines and have files with torn out pages of my favourites ie: kitchen, bathroom, decorating, etc to have my dream Kitchen/Dining Room on one board is really helpful to see what kind of look I want.

So tell me, have you ever made a mood board?

[Magazine images via Real Living and Mood Board images my own]

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  1. You got in before I did! I'm going to post a picture of my mood board on my blog too! Would you mind if I put one of the pics of your mood board up on my blog and link it back here?

  2. never done a mood board but i'm currently contemplating a complete overhaul of our colour scheme, so am browsing every magazine i can get my hands on!

    i *love* green - our front lounge room is painted in the most relaxing light green colour.

    our bedroom is red, so gorgeous.

    and our kitchen is plum & yellow - everyone goes ugh when i tell them but when they see it they love it!

  3. Nice blog....NEW FOLLOWER.

    Love your posts and your design.

    Silver's Reviews


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