If you love color as much as I do, Provence is your Kismet. Do not tempt fate by fighting this. No, give yourself over to your destiny and immerse yourself in the gloriously sophisticated palettes of Chic Provence.
The subtle neutrals of pearl grey, stone, cream, fawn, white, and taupe provide the perfect foil for punctuating vibrant shades that never fail to make the heart sing.
These neutrals also mix beautifully with each other to stand quietly on their own, providing soulful and soothing retreats where you can exhale and forget the incessant din and chatter outside your doors.
Vibrant Turquoise Console is Stunning Against Pure White
and Would Amaze in an Entryway
Chocolate and Cream Against Pure White Create
Incredibly Inviting Place to Relax
Fuschia and Black with Grey and Creme Walls in the
Ultimate Chic Dining Room
Magenta with Honey Floors and Creme Walls ...
The Painted Poutres and Chandelier Evoke the South of France
Printemps with White Walls and Blue-Grey Soubassements
are Wonderfully Complementary in Spirit
Venetian Red Walls with Taupe and Creme Furniture
Create a Warm and Light-Hearted Haven
Luminous Dove Grey on Wood and Pearl Grey Chalk Walls
Create a Vignette with Great Character in an Attic Room
Rich Creme Walls with Blue-Grey Soubassements to Define the Space
Deep Creme Walls and Mouse-Grey Soubassements is
a Great Technique for Adding Interest to Plain Walls
Deep Coral on Top Graduating to Fuschia at White Floor..Worth the Effort
Nougatine Walls with Honey Furniture and Floors...
Warm and Inviting Dining
These color palettes will evoke the relaxed and elegant spirit of the South of France for your home. Forget the trends of the day and use these time honored color schemes that have held for centuries. Fresh and modern, traditional and elegant, these colors will sustain and delight you.
After all, it's your design destiny, non?
Incredible photographs of Provence interiors and furniture are
from the exquisite Roche Bobois Provenciales collection.
Color ideas are from Massim Publishing,
Couleurs and 1000 Idees, Couleurs et Ambiances,
two wonderful color resources I picked up at
Le Comptoir des Ochres in Roussillon in France.