I am working on a new master bedroom design, wherein the only given is the existing traditional furniture. The majority of those pieces are natural cherry or black, so that reddish/orangey shade needs to be worked in/around. I've been seeing a lot of gorgeous deep blue lacquered walls lately, influencing me to consider a blue-based scheme which might not have been a first consideration. But blue and orange are natural complements, as evidenced here by Miles Redd:
miles redd room in hague blue
This stunning room also incorporates a variety of greens and patterned neutrals — an eclectic mix that is endlessly engaging. For these clients who love color, I've also been delving into some large scale prints, including Chiang Mai Dragon from Schumacher. This perennially popular pattern is available in a number of intense colorways — opening up a lot of avenues leading toward an eclectic look.
chiang mai dragon in alabaster
I'm especially partial to the alabaster colorway, with that juicy citron accent and hints of black. Perhaps with these lovelies from Arteriors?
kaleigh from arteriors home
The lacquer colorway is intense!
chiang mai dragon in lacquer
Maybe pull out the teal to cool off that red?
paddy from arteriors home
There are interesting shades of blue in each of these colorways, along with enough choices in accent colors to make heads spin. But the china blue colorway is the most traditional:
chiang mai dragon in china blue
And could develop a monochromatic all-blues scheme for peace and serenity.
paulette from arteriors home
If you were tired of traditional, which direction would you head? Shake it up with colorful eclectic? Or wake it gently with soothing but modern blues?