Repost – Vincent van Gogh, there is no blue without yellow and without orange

I posted about the need for blue to be paired with yellow and or orange back in 2011 and I think its just as relevant now with all the teals and navy’s we are seeing this autumn. So as Vincent van Gogh’s said there is “There is no blue without yellow and without orange” Original unamended post here.
It seems that in nearly every magazine and every blog I have read in the last couple of weeks, the colour blue is taking a staring role.  Blue in all its hues from royal blue or inky midnight, teal or bluey grey all are taking on bigger roles in 2011 fashion and paint palettes.

Fabulous jazz soles on these shoes by Tom and Fiona Slack. I am so inspired by the Vincent van Gogh’s quote: There is no blue without yellow and without orange” It just makes me happy.

The Etsy Finds above (how funny is it seeing keep calm things on here – aren’t we all so over those!) like the room sets below show that the secondary colour orange is the complement to blue on the colour wheel, it’s a colour with warmth and evokes exotic climes – Morocco, the Caribbean, India……  Yellow also works particularly well as a complement to blue, probably because it’s the colour of sunshine and creates a warming effect. It’s also incredibly cheerful.

Pictures from Gallery Jonathan Adler’s colourful and playful interiors and from Massucco Warner Miller

These bold colours can look great in interiors and are uplifting. The intense blues work well with yellow, orange, coral, pink, white and also partnered with black and gold.  


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