Thursday, February 21

Shades of Grey and Red


The porcelain-skinned, auburn-haired Julianne Moore and this gorgeous photo were the inspiration in my search for fabric last evening. Having just painted our hallway a beautiful shade of grey, I am now quite obsessed by this color.

Perhaps it's because it pairs so well with many different colors and it can go from soft and subtle to dark and dramatic. I have always loved the color red, but only in moderation. In our previous home I painted our dining room red and I hated it, even though I LOVE it in other peoples' home. I then papered over the red walls of the dining room in a red and cream toile and loved the results. For me I needed the cream to soften the red tones. I think a red and grey combination is quite stunning and I especially adore the Schumacher fabrics below.

Let's Dance - Appliqué and embroidery give a modern geometric pattern a handcrafted look. The bold colors from a graphic black and white combination.

Squiggle Velvet - Sinuous curves form a bold ogee pattern in this viscose velvet and cotton fabric.

Moonpennies - A stunning metallic grey from the Avant-Garde collection.

Beckman Counterpane Embroidery - A charming embroidered cotton inspired by a linen needlework counterpane (bedcover) in Colonial Williamsburg’s archive collection.

11 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

Not only is it a stunning color combination, but it's pretty fail-safe too! When will we see the unveiling?

Joanna Goddard said...

wow, she is so beautiful and seems so smart and cool. a red dress + white skin = so striking! xo

Seamstress of Thought said...

i love this color. so alive and it looks really nice with grey & cream. the f. schumacher squiggle velvet fabric is my favorite.

ALL THE BEST said...

Jennifer you are right! Stunning and fail-safe seem like a winning combination!

ALL THE BEST said...

Joanna I could not agree more!

ALL THE BEST said...

Seamstress of Thought isn't the squiggle velvet great?! I love the name too!

Cote de Texas said...

Ronda you have very similar coloring to her, not as red, but definite red undertones to your hair. You're attracted to this because you will look good against such a backdrop. It's an instinctual choice - you probably weren't even aware you were making it. Lately, I've been taking into account the clients' complexion when making color choices for them. Beautiful fabrics - I especially love the wiggly velvet one.
GREAT POST!, as usual.

coco+kelley said...

yummmm.... love the combo of grey and red. very sexy, but classy as well. the squiggle velvet is to die for!

ALL THE BEST said...

Interesting Joni and very perceptive. I am quite fair, and even though my hair is very dark, there are natural shades of auburn in my hair.

ALL THE BEST said...

I think the squiggle velvet is a big hit coco+kelley!

Jean said...

That photo of Julianne Moore is gorgeous!