Colours: Coral and Teal

I was recently looking through several tile websites at work the other day, and came across this colour combo of glass mosaic tile from Daltile’s Molten Glass collection: Copper Mine and Midnight. I am really loving these two colours right now.  I find that peachy coral colour of “Copper Mine” to be so subtle, and very feminine without being overtly so.  I especially love it mixed with the tealish-navy that is “Midnight.”

I can see these colours in so many uses – interior decor, fashion (I have a shirt in the coral colour and I love it!), graphic design.  I can picture these colours on one the exterior of one the gorgeous Victorian or Arts and Crafts homes in my neighborhood – like in this picture, below:

Or what about in this vignette?  The copper colour comes through in the cedar siding and the various tones of teal and turquoise are brought out in the distressed door, dresser and window frame.  The balance of the reds and greens creates a very pleasing harmony, and the use of a variety of different but complementary blue-greens ties them all together while lending the scene a very casual, inviting air.  The use of colour here is very playful, but also very well-considered, without seeming so.

That is the thing that I love so much about colour – you can really get creative about finding uses for it everywhere, not just in one application, and in all sorts of materials.  The interplay between texture, colour and material is where design really starts to get interesting!

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