Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I Love....Ombre!

I'm itching to paint my little bookcase (again).  I've been considering using an ombre technique.  I know you've already seen this everywhere - but ombre is a technique where tones of colors are graduated from light to dark.  Sometimes the different shades are well defined color blocks, sometimes they bleed into each other.  I'd love to experiment with this technique using spray paint on a canvas.  Here are some lovely examples.

Beautiful ombre sofa!  Beautiful room.  Image from Designers Guild.  They are masters at creating soft, airy rooms with gorgeous color.
Look at this fabulous ombre wallpaper!  Looks so great with those curtains.  Designers Guild via Apartment Therapy.  Designers Guild are also masters at using textiles and textures.
Gorgeous sofa with horizontal ombre treatment.  Love it.  Image via Boston Bethany.
Love these closet doors!  I just might do a wall like this in my apartment.  The Inglenook Decor.
I love this dresser!  Does anyone know where this image is from?  Please let me know.

I am completely obsessed with the Kora Vase by Studio Pepe.  I need this!
The fabulous Gwen Stefani wore one of the most beautiful wedding dresses I've ever seen!  In a pink ombre.


Jessie said...

I was going to paint my bedroom ombré but decided it would take too long!!! A dresser or a canvas would be fun!!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I had no idea that's what that was called.

I'm having performance anxiety with my living room. As you know, I've got the walls an orange red. I also have green and turquoise in there. Lots of color because I love color. Retro and western stuff. But I want more of a 1940s California bungalow look. I have bamboo shades on the windows and want barkcloth curtains to go with them. Lots of color and graphic. The problem is the bookcases. They are white. I think they need color. But I'm scared.

Peggy said...

Hi Jessie! That would have been cute, but I hear ya on the work. Your bedroom turned out great. I didn't know how to do the accent mark over the "e" in ombre. Can you tell me? Thanks!

Peggy said...

Hi Debi! I like your living room. I understand the performance anxiety because it is a lot of work. But, what's the worse that can happen? It's only paint, and it can be changed if you don't like it. This causes my lazy side some anxiety, but it's good to know that it can't be undone or changed.

I'll need to take another look at your living room. I do like some white pops against bright color, so maybe they are okay like they are. But all of a sudden the idea of mint green is coming to mind....

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I like white pops and the white cabinet (I have a built-in cabinet and two small bookcases)actually looks nice against the orange/red. But the crisp white doesn't go with the STYLE that I have cooking. I think I have pictures of the living room on FB. When I go on there later, I'll make sure there are some shots of the cabinet and/or bookcases and if you remember to take a peek, I'd love to hear your opinion on whether I can get away with some color. I like the idea of the mint green.


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