Friday, 20 May 2011

Modern Country Colour Scheme

Hey buttercup,

Do you ever wonder how to put together a
Modern Country Colour Scheme?

Remember what I said here about Kitchen Foraging?
{I explained how I narrow down my choices kitchen-wise, using only images that I'd give a 10 out of 10?}

I do exactly the same for choosing colours.
Certain images just jump out at me.
Watch me drool.
Actually, best not.
It isn't my most attractive look...

See, here are some of my
c o l o u r  s c h e m e  l u s t s.

Today's offering is
and creamy off-white,
with mid-toned unpolished wood.

These became the basis for our
Modern Country Colour Scheme.

I'm really hoping that reading these posts will prevent you having to go down this route...

A stockpile of sample pots the size of a small continent.

The colours in these beautiful homes helped me to narrow down my choices to get to here.........

Next up in Makeover Your Kitchen is Choosing Your Style.
Come back for more kitchen deliciousness next week.

Images: Mine, Unknown, Beautiful Homes,
CasaanVersa, Mine, At Ease Interiors, Mine

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High Street Cottage said...

That pretty bed room reminds me a lot of yours, Sarah. The colors are so similar, and the style, even the shape of the room with it's lower ceiling. Gorgeous.

chris said...

Oh, you are converting me to creamy, dreamy colors you know!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I love the grey-blue-greens, too. I'm trying to decide on a grey for our bedroom. It's surprising how difficult is is to choose a paint color. I've been working on it for months! Have a great weekend, Sarah :)

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Hi Sarah, Thanks for stopping by, and your nice comment, this is how I imagine Cotswold, love your recent post, especialialy the bedroom colors,

Young Adventures... said...

We used a blue/green/gray in our room. I love it! It is amazing though how the color "changes" with the time of day and lighting. I still love it though!
We are planning on giving our little guest room/office a makeover. I'm looking for a creamy ivory color. Something warm and inviting. Have a great weekend Sarah!

Stitchfork said...

Similar blue/green/white being applied this moment on basement walls!
xo Cathy

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Oooh...I am lovin' your paint can tower! All of those colors are dreamy :) I have NO idea where I can buy Farrow & Ball where I live :( Boo....
Happy Friday love!!

American in Bath said...

oooh! What color is estuary? I think I may want a dress in it.

Susan T said...

F&B devotee here too, we could do with swapping little sample sheets then at least it would halve our tin towers.

Teacup Moments said...

sarah, i am also attracted to mid-toned unpolished wood these days...and certainly they look great with grey-blue-greens. thank you for sharing your color choice "procedural" with us! xx T

Anonymous said...

I love the color palette of your home. Blue green and blue gray are my favorite wall colors. We used blue gray in the LR & DR. I think using the same tones throughout your house makes it feel tranquil and it flows better. I had a different color in every room at our last house. Not sure what I was thinking :) I'm learning.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sarah Sarah!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

That bedroom reminds me of your room too Sarah~ so lovely. I have tons of paint too... it's so hard to pick just the right one! :)

michele said...

hi honey.

the last photo is my favorite! ooooh the stack of books looks so so dreamy and like home. are we bookworms are what?

i have used farrow & ball in the past and still refer to their color chart at times cuz i love those chalky muddy muted hues.

have a lovely weekend, angel.


Deborah said...

Deliciousness is right sweet Sarah!
Thats a great way to come to a conclusion for decorating choices.
My sister does that with clothing...when she tries it on it has to be at least better than a 7 out of 10 in her eyes to purchase it. :)
I cant wait to read more!
have a lovely weekend sweetie!! xo

Deborah xo

michelle said...

Such beautiful pictures and I love the colors that you chose for you home. That bedroom looks so cozy just like yours sweetie! :)

Sarah said...

All gorgeous Sarah. I'm a warm grey with winter white gal myself - but it took me a while (and as many sample pots as you have!) to find my groove. I love those little snippets of your kitchen - the glass jars, the timber shelves, the cookbooks...

Have a beautiful weekend in your little country paradise!


You are a girl who truly know what she loves . . . I like that about you.


Travel With Lulu said...

And the crowd roars for more :) Such deliciousness, as always XOL

Claudia Lane said...

Love it love it love it!

Claudia Lane said...

Love it love it love it!

bj said...

Pretty images.
I hate to paint more than anything and it seems I walk around with a paint brush in my hand all the time. :)))
Happy weekend.

Unknown said...

Love the colors and I really like that wooden bench. :)

lisaroy said...

I'm loving those colours too - so soothing and easy to live with xo

LindyLouMac said...

This post reminds me we must start collecting ideas for paint colours for the outside of our house!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I agree I love the colors that you have picked out for your home. They are so beautiful. You always have such amazing tips!!

Kellie Collis said...

How lovely! I'm loving these shades. Enjoy the wonderful week ahead, Kellie xx

Privet and Holly said...

Funny, I am the Queen
of Sample Pots, too! Do
you suppose many men
fret over "the perfect shade"
like we do??? Love your
inspiration pics, Sarah!
xx Suzanne

Connie in Hartwood said...

Whenever you do this, I find myself staring longingly at my Farrow and Ball color cards ... trying desperately to narrow down my choices. You're torturing me!!!

Meera @ firstsense said...

Beautiful colour scheme! Love the images, ESPECIALLY your kitchen ones. You've done a fab job with it!

Happy week to you, sweetpea!

Meera xx

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Hi Sarah, thanks for stopping by, love the look of all your decor, especially the long bench under the window, Celeste,

abeachcottage said...

Lovely inspirations. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link.

Indulging said...

It's gorgeous! You have a lovely blog here :)

Love and luck!

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