My Summer color scheme
I’ve been playing with an arrangement of pillows for the Summer in my living room. If you recall, my Winter scheme as shown on the cross-point™ website, picks up colors from my rugs and accessories (see photo below).
For my Summer color scheme I added an off-white slip cover to the big wing chair but other than changing pillows, I left the rugs and accessories alone. Here is my Summer scheme:
The pillows are from the blue & white, blue & ocean hues, mountain & wood color schemes I wrote about on the cross-point Color Schemes pages. I combined grayed greens, icy blues, aquas and teals, off-whites and creams using my stitched sample pillows to create a summer look that is fresh and cool – like an icy cucumber soup.
I also used some hand-woven inherited linen throws on the loveseat and stool. I plan to stitch a custom stool slipcover in related colors, perhaps repeating icy blues from the Kilim and Tabriz patterns on the sofa. Out of view in the photo is a large container filled with Hydrangea “Little Lamb” chartreuse and white branches from a shrub in my garden. In our current heat wave, I feel refreshed just walking through the living room.
What is your summer color scheme? How do you create a cool and refreshing feeling in your house? I would love to know….