It's Elizabeth's 38th birthday weekend and after a little shopping at the Fashion Show Mall in Vegas yesterday we stopped into the Encore Hotel to have a cocktail in the lounge overlooking the pool.
You know the general rule of three when it comes to colour selection? This entire hotel was a riot of colour and yet it still looked classy and elegant. The millions it must of have cost for the mosaic floors alone (above) is incredible and over-the-top but as we sat in the lounge with our cocktail I couldn't help but notice the colours here.
I was once standing at a bar alone and a guy walked up to me and asked me if I was a designer. When I responded "Yes, how did you know?" he said "Because you're looking at the ceiling". And I do have pictures of the ceiling for you
Too many different colours in a space starts looking too folksy and bohemian. Of course there's nothing wrong with that if you love it!
Here are 3 ways to keep colour classy:
Focus the colour scheme around one wildly colourful piece
Just like the rainbow patterned rug in this space.
Repeat only one Colour
Notice the orange sofa has been repeated again in the upholstered valance, drapery and the ceiling.
Keep the rest Neutral
Brown, black, and white are the neutrals repeated in the rest of the space. The mosaic pillars, black and white chairs, white marble topped coffee tables and brown upholstered chairs piped in periwinkle.
There's about 8 colours in the rug. And the orange all alone would start looking like halloween without all the white mixed in with the black and brown!
I really need this white end table for my living room.
The ceiling is brown and it's repeated again in the sofa tables and in the upholstered valance which actually goes more green with the light from the windows.