Hope you guys had a great weekend! I have had a color on my mind now for several weeks, so I thought I would do another Moody Monday to highlight this versatile color. I also want to share with you guys an easy trick I use for choosing an accent color(s) and layering colors in a space.
I have always loved celadon ceramics/porcelain. If you’re not familiar with antique celadon, it was a technique that originated in China, where they would glaze ceramics in a jade green color. However, unlike jade, the celadon glaze that was created was more like a light translucent green/blue/gray. Here are some antique celadon pieces for you to see that amazing celadon color.
If you’ve ever seen a piece of antique Chinese celadon, the colors in person are absolutely breathtaking because you really see clearly the layers of green and blue. It’s so interesting because each dynasty emphasized different shades of green in the celadon.
When you find a color you love (like I love celadon), layering a room in shades of one color is an easy way to begin building your palette.
Better yet, if you choose a color that is transitional; with a mix of warm and cool undertones, you will give yourself more flexibility with accent colors and other tones in the space. You can also switch out your accent colors easier.
When it comes to choosing an accent color for a room, a quick trick I use for finding inspiration for accent colors is to look at art online. Even if you’re not looking to buy a piece of art for the space, you can see color combinations in a fluid way by looking to art for color possibilities.
When looking for accent inspiration for celadon, I ran across these two beautiful pieces on High Fashion Home.
I instantly fell in love with the deep magenta/rose accent color that is lightly accenting the celadon (and the various shades of celadon). I also loved the dark accent color in the painting.
Once I settled on the layers of color and accent color, I pulled together today’s mood board including three different rug options. Sources are listed below image (affiliate links).
Looking to art for finding inspiration for accent colors is such a quick and easy way to see color combination possibilities. Once I find accent colors, everything else comes together so much easier. I hope these two little tricks help you when looking for the perfect accent color and layering colors.
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