Why This…Uhm…Photo Caught My Eye

July 30, 2013 0


Here we are on a rule-breaking Tuesday. Today’s ‘Why This Room Caught My Eye’ post has gone astray. But it is not all that wrong. It is a colour story today. But let me tell you the background. 

I was really looking for an inspiring room last night, and I was literally roaming the web like for hours. But I couldn’t find what I was looking for. I had a too precise idea in my head. I am currently in the middle of a redesigning project of my living room and I am thinking a lot about colour schemes, textures, placement and so forth. Recently, I painted my walls – white and two shades of grey – and in about a week I am expecting my brand new sofa (right now I am sitting on my floor well ‘poufed’ on a pile of cushions). The sofa itself is in an anthracite hue and even though it is high summer here, I am thinking of a rather autumnal colour palette for my room: I want to work with greys, dusky blues and a fresh injection of yellow. And that’s how we get to the above shown lady, the foxy Ursula Andress. I was totally drawn to this picture because it perfectly depicts the colour palette I have in mind (yes, yes, Ursula was a hottie, too). Now I only need to work on a good execution of it. 

What do you think of this colour palette? Have you seen good examples with these colours? If so, please share them with me. I am in need of serious inspiration!

Happy Tuesday my dear friends!

Photography via The Swinging Sixties

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  • Reply Eleni Psyllaki July 30, 2013 at 6:50 am

    My favorite color palette! Reminds me of the yellow hays and the deep blue skies and sea of Crete!
    Great room pick Igor ;)

    • Reply Igor Josifovic July 30, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Eleni, you are absolutely right! Probably I’ve picked this colour palette subconsciously cause it reminds me if my Greek life surrounded by these colours!

  • Reply Ilaria July 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I love the yellow/grey association (just a look at my blog to prove I am not lying ;-) Looking forward to see what you find to give this new look to your living-room … have a lovely day xx

  • Reply Esther July 30, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Really cool shot! Love the colours, the setting and the model.

  • Reply julia I mintlametta July 30, 2013 at 8:32 am

    This picture itself is so amazing – and the colours you chose too – guess thats a perfect combination! all the best – julia

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar July 30, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I think this is one of those versatile palettes that can work for summer and autumn; almost as though the grey and yellow swap roles as the seasons change. As an aside – this picture is just brilliant!

  • Reply Lena July 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Well, that’s an unusual room! I think the color palette is perfect. I’ve once seen a blog by an interior designer who always uses muted colors and yellow as accents – but unfortunately I didn’t bookmark it and never found it again… My bedroom is mostly grey and blue and I just bought a can of bright yellow paint to paint the frame of my big mirror with it! Your grey accent walls sound so good. Can’t wait to see the final result!

  • Reply Jule aus 9B July 30, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I like it in pictures, but have found it doesn’t work for me in home decor. But I am SO looking forward to your new living room pictures!
    Jule @ inside9B

  • Reply Holly July 30, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Such a great colour palette! Your room is going to be fab! Can’t wait to see some pics.

    I like that you got inspiration from an non interior photo. It’s good for the brain to mix it up like this :)


  • Reply Anya Jensen July 30, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Oh la la – I totes get why this caught your eye, loving the blues and yellows, and Ursula ain’t bad either ;-) Hope you are well my lovely friend,

  • Reply tina @ colourliving July 30, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Isn’t Ursula fab? That photo is glorious….

    I actually have that very same yellow in my living room – I love it and am never sick of it.
    It also goes with a lot of colours.

    Your room will look great with these colours.
    Can’t wait to see pics.

  • Reply Judith July 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Yellow with those dusky blues and greys is really pretty! I remember when a stylist came to our home for a photo shoot, she proposed to pair all of our yellow stuff with different greys, to tone it down a bit. And it worked pretty well. Also really like the pale pink beige color from the background of the photo, that matches Ursula’s hair ;)

  • Reply deborah main July 30, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    So you cant find a room with yellow and gray for inspiration!?!? Um…likely story. But hey most of my inspiration come from fashion….so add a sailboat and model into the mix and youve got GREAT colors. LOVE IT!!!

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