Pink and Grey

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I spent ages last week pondering colours for upholstery fabrics to make for a chair re-furb. I need to make something to match the colours I’m mostly using at Origin – red/pink, green and cream with a little black and grey. Plus a stray orange number. Never one to shy away from strong colours I was pondering grey / black or pink / red and working out the quantities of fabric I needed to do each panel in the techniques I wanted. Green would actually have been ideal but I haven’t got the necessary fabrics without buying more, which is insane given how much I have already.

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After several hours I was getting totally frustrated and fed up. So I started sorting out some piles of magazine clippings instead. And found this.

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An old Elle Decoration article about a house mainly dark grey with cerise pink accessories. Decision made, in a flash. Why oh why didn’t I think of that in the first place? Its so obvious and I’ve always liked the combination of the two colours.

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Now all I have to do is decide on what sort of pink and what sort of grey and which is the background and which the applique….

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Actually, I have decided. But I’m interested to see what you think too. Which is your favourite combination?

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