I recently visited the annual Hearst Designer Visions Showcase at Walker Tower in New York and was totally inspired by the color palette that designer Alessandra Branca used in the master bedroom of the model apartment she designed for Elle Decor. The walls and windows are covered in an acid green damask printed fabric called “Anna” from her line for Schumacher which she accented with shades of gray and coral, making for a very unexpected color combination. Before I saw this space, I would have cringed at the thought of a bedroom covered in acid green but somehow this space feels both vibrant and refreshing. I also appreciate that Branca incorporated colorless solids like the white bedding and gray upholstery into the space to keep the bold damask print and strong color from overpowering the room. I never knew acid green could look so fabulous!
Ideas to steal: Don’t be afraid of using bold, monochromatic color and large scale pattern in big doses within a small room. To keep things from feeling too “matchy matchy,” balance the look by incorporating solid, neutral colors into the space which will provide areas of rest for the eye. Also, don’t be afraid to mix unexpected colors together. Sometimes the most odd color pairings can be totally chic. See below for some simple ways you can incorporate this adventurous color palette into your decor, plus shop the look!
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Alessandra Branca for Designer Visions