Much to my elementary school teacher's chagrin I also colored puppies and kittens in pastel shades. By far my favorite crayon color, though, was turquoise. You could see this by looking inside my crayon box, as turquoise was the shortest crayon in the line up.
When the Community Coordinator at Big Chill asked me to create a style board for their Color of the Month project and that May's color is turquoise, my inner child did cartwheels.
After seeing the luscious Big Chill Retro Stove and Hood in turquoise, I had a vision for a colorful cottage kitchen with a vintage vibe.
My inspiration for the turquoise and red color combination came from the delightful Lenox china pattern. So cottagey. (I love that turquoise band on the square dinner plate.) From there everything fell into place. The flour shaker and coffee pot keep the cheery turquoise color flowing. A gorgeous nubby rag rug adds texture and picks up the color scheme.
Playing off the black in the rug I chose a black and white checked tablecloth and napkins and a ticking stripe upholstery fabric for seating. This touch of black grounds the color palette and the patterns avoid that matchy-matchy look that makes me break out in hives.
Red is repeated in the cute farm tea towels and the scrumptious geranium still life (well, you know I love red geraniums, right?). At the window is more red with a plaid valance.
This is a fun, vibrant cottage kitchen that reflects my personal break-the-rules (at least one or two of them) style.
So, do you follow the rules, or are you a color-outside-the lines kind of person?
- Red plaid valance - Small Town Seamstress
- Highgate Ditsy Tin Flour Shaker - Cath Kidston
- Lenox Chirp Square China - Wayfair
- Turquoise range and hood - Big Chill
- Vintage 40's enamel coffee pot - Tip Toe Curio
- Vintage rag rug - Teresa's Treasures Etc.
- Black and white checkered tablecloth and napkins - English Garden Tea Shop
- Black and white ticking stripe fabric - Cottage Haven Interiors
- Red farm print tea towels - The High Fiber
- Red Geranium Clay Pot Still Life - Kim Peterson Art
I received no compensation for writing this post. The opinions expressed and style board are 100% my own. Thanks Big Chill for inviting me to join in the fun!